GIBSON, John Strickland, (1893 - 1960)


Photograph, 1943, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

GIBSON, John Strickland, a Representative from Georgia; born near Folkston, Charlton County, Ga., January 3, 1893; attended the common schools; studied law by correspondence from La Salle Extension University, Chicago, Ill.; was admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in Douglas, Ga., in 1923; solicitor of the city court of Douglas, Ga., 1928-1934; solicitor general Waycross judicial circuit, 1934-1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law; died in Douglas, Ga., October 19, 1960; interment in City Cemetery.