GORDON, Robert Bryarly, (1855 - 1923)


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

GORDON, Robert Bryarly, a Representative from Ohio; born at St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, August 6, 1855; attended the public schools; postmaster of St. Marys 1885-1889; auditor of Auglaize County 1890-1896; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); engaged in the flour and grain business at St. Marys, Ohio; superintendent of the document room of the House of Representatives 1911-1913; Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives 1913-1919; died in Washington, D.C., January 3, 1923; interment in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio.