GILBERT, Newton Whiting, (1862 - 1939)


Campaign button, 1904, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

GILBERT, Newton Whiting, a Representative from Indiana; born in Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, May 24, 1862; moved with his parents to Steuben County, Ind., in 1875; attended the common schools of Ohio and Indiana and Ohio State University at Columbus; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Angola, Ind.; appointed surveyor of Steuben County, Ind., in 1886 and elected to the office in 1888; member of the State senate 1896-1900; Lieutenant Governor of Indiana 1900-1904; captain of Company H, One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, during the war with Spain; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1905, to November 6, 1906, when he resigned; judge of the court of first instance at Manila, Philippine Islands, 1906-1908, by appointment of President Roosevelt; member of the Philippine Commission in 1908 and 1909; president of the board of regents, Philippine University, in 1908 and 1909; served as secretary of public instruction of the Philippine Islands in 1909; Vice Governor of the Philippine Islands 1909-1913; moved to New York City in 1916 and resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; retired in 1937 and moved to Santa Ana, Calif. where he died on July 5, 1939; interment in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Ind.