GILL, Joseph John, (1846 - 1920)


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

GILL, Joseph John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio, September 21, 1846; moved with his parents to Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, in 1848; pursued an academic course and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1868; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jefferson County, Ohio; subsequently engaged in banking and later in manufacturing and iron mining; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lorenzo Danford; reelected to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses and served from December 4, 1899, until October 31, 1903, when he resigned; died in Steubenville, Ohio, May 22, 1920; interment in Union Cemetery.