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Robert Jackson Gamble

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Robert Jackson Gamble, American senator. Mason.

Background

Gamble, Robert Jackson was born on February 7, 1851 in Genesee Company, New York, United States. Son of Robert and Jennie A. (Abernethy) Gamble.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence University, Wisconsin, 1874 (Doctor of Laws, 1909).

Career

Admitted to bar, 1875. Practiced at Yankton, South Dakot, until 1915. Since at Sioux Falls, South Dakot.

Was member Gamble Brothers, 1876-1891 (John R. Gamble elected to Congress, 1890, but died 1891, before taking seat). District attorney, 2d Judicial District, Dak. Ty., 1880; city attorney, Yankton, 1881-1882.

Member South Dakot Senate, 1885. Chairman Republican State Convention, 1892-1893. Member 54th and 56th Congresses (1895-1897, 1899-1901).

United States senator for terms, 1901-1907, 1907-1913.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Carrie S. Osborn, March 26, 1884.

father:
Robert Gamble

mother:
Jennie A. (Abernethy) Gamble

spouse:
Carrie S. Osborn