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GIBBONS, Sam Melville, a Representative from Florida; born in Tampa, Hillsborough County,
Fla., January 20, 1920; attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.;
LL.B., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., 1947; admitted to the Florida
bar in 1947; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, the Five Hundred and
First Parachute Infantry, One Hundred and First Airborne Division, 1941-1945;
member of the Florida state house of representatives, 1953-1958; member of the
Florida state senate, 1959-1962; delegate, Democratic National Conventions,
1964, 1968 and 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the
sixteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1997); chairman,
Committee on Ways and Means (One Hundred Third Congress); was not a candidate
for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; died on October 10,
2012, in Tampa, Fla.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Sam M. Gibbons, Democratic Representative
from Florida. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,