George G. Gilbert

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George G. Gilbert
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907
Preceded by George M. Davison
Succeeded by Harvey Helm
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1849-12-24)December 24, 1849
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Died November 9, 1909(1909-11-09) (aged 59)
Louisville, Kentucky
Resting place Cave Hill Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Children Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert
Alma mater University of Louisville School of Law
Profession Lawyer
Signature G. G. Gilbert

George Gilmore Gilbert (December 24, 1849 – November 9, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, father of Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert.

Born in Taylorsville, Kentucky, Gilbert attended the common schools, Cecilian College in 1868 and 1869, and Lyndland Institute in Kentucky. He taught school. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Louisville in 1873. He was admitted to the bar and began practice in Taylorsville, Kentucky, in 1874. He served as prosecuting attorney of Spencer County 1876-1880. He served as member of the State senate 1885-1889. He served as delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention.

Gilbert was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1907). He was not a candidate for reelection. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Louisville, Kentucky, November 9, 1909. He was interred in Cave Hill Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George M. Davison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 8th congressional district

1899 – 1907
Succeeded by
Harvey Helm