GILBERT, Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1882 - 1939)


GILBERT, Ralph Waldo Emerson, (son of George Gilmore Gilbert), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Taylorsville, Spencer County, Ky., January 17, 1882; attended the public schools and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was graduated from the law school of the University of Louisville in 1901; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Shelbyville, Ky.; elected judge of the Shelby County Court in 1910; reelected in 1914 and served until his resignation in 1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; member of the State house of representatives in 1929; elected to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 4, 1933); was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed the practice of law in Shelbyville, Ky.; again served in the State house of representatives in 1933; elected a member of the State senate in 1936 and served until his death in Louisville, Ky., July 30, 1939; interment in Grove Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Ky.