Ralph Gilbert Edit Profile
Born in Taylorsville, Kentucky, Gilbert attended the public schools and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He was graduated from the law school of the University of Louisville in 1901.
He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Gilbert was elected judge of the Shelby County Court in 1910. He was reelected in 1914 and served until his resignation in 1917.
Gilbert was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress. Gilbert was elected to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931 – March 4, 1933).
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1932. He resumed the practice of law in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He again served in the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1933.
He was interred in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Kentucky.
He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1929. Gilbert was elected a member of the Kentucky Senate in 1936 and served until his death in Louisville, Kentucky, July 30, 1939.
Married Jane Thompson (died 1933).; married second, Victoria M. Vodila, August 20, 1935. Children: Jane E., Dorothy, Betsy.