GILMAN, John Taylor, (1753 - 1828)


GILMAN, John Taylor, (brother of Nicholas Gilman and granduncle of Charles Jervis Gilman), a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., December 19, 1753; received a limited education; engaged in shipbuilding and also in agricultural pursuits; one of the Minutemen of 1775; selectman in 1777 and 1778; member of the State house of representatives in 1779 and 1781; delegate to the convention of the States in Hartford, Conn., in October 1780; Member of the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783; State treasurer in 1791; moderator 1791-1794, 1806, 1807, 1809-1811, 1817, 1818, and 1820-1825; Governor of New Hampshire 1794-1805; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1805; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1810 and 1811; again an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1812; elected Governor and served from 1813 to 1816; declined to be a candidate for renomination for Governor in 1816; ex officio trustee of Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1794-1805 and 1813-1816, and trustee by election 1817-1819; president of the board of trustees of Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., 1795-1827, and donor of the property upon which the older buildings stand; died in Exeter, N.H., August 31, 1828; interment in Exeter Cemetery.