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Theodore Gilmore Bilbo

Senator

Theodore Gilmore Bilbo, American senator. Member Mississippi Senate, 1908-1912; Mason (32°).

Background

Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore was born on October 13, 1877 in Juniper Grove, Mississippi, United States. Son of James Oliver and Beedy (Wallace) Bilbo.

Education

University of Nashville, 1897-1900, Vanderbilt University Law Department, 1905-1907, University of Michigan, 1908.

Career

May 25, 1898; 1 daughter, Jessie Forress. Married second, Linda R. Gaddy, January 27, 1903. 1 son, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Gilmore.

Teacher in district and high schools, Mississippi, 6 years. Admitted to Tennessee bar, 1908. Member Bilbo & Shipman, Poplarville, Mississippi, 1913-1916.

Politics

The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

Views

Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.

Membership

Member Mississippi Senate, 1908-1912. Mason (32°).

  • Ku Klux Klan

Connections

Married Lillian S. Herrington.; married second, Linda R. Gaddy, January 27, 1903.

father:
James Oliver Bilbo

mother:
Beedy (Wallace) Bilbo

spouse:
Linda R. Gaddy

spouse:
Lillian S. Herrington.