GILBERT, George Gilmore, (1849 - 1909)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

GILBERT, George Gilmore, (father of Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Taylorsville, Spencer County, Ky., December 24, 1849; attended the common schools, Cecilian College in 1868 and 1869, and Lyndland Institute in Kentucky; taught school; was graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in 1873; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Taylorsville, Ky., in 1874; prosecuting attorney of Spencer County 1876-1880; member of the State senate 1885-1889; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for reelection; resumed the practice of law; died in Louisville, Ky., November 9, 1909; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery.