GIBBS, Willis Benjamin

GIBBS, Willis Benjamin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1889–1940

Biography

GIBBS, Willis Benjamin, (husband of Florence Reville Gibbs), a Representative from Georgia; born in Dupont, Clinch County, Ga., April 15, 1889; attended the public schools and Mercer University, Macon, Ga.; was graduated from the Atlanta (Ga.) Law School in 1911; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Folkston, Ga., the same year; moved to Jesup, Ga., in 1912 and continued the practice of law; served as solicitor of the city court of Jesup 1913-1924, and solicitor general of the Brunswick judicial circuit 1925-1939; county attorney for Wayne County, Ga., 1922-1938; lieutenant colonel on staff of Gov. Clifford Walker in 1924 and 1925; served on the State Board of Control of Eleemosynary Institutions 1931-1937; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., on August 7, 1940; interment in Jesup Cemetery, Jesup, Ga.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Harvard University Herbaria
Botany Libraries

Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the George Golding Kennedy Papers, ca. 1864-1896, approximately 3.75 linear feet. Correspondents include W.B. Gibbs.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 77th Cong., 1st sess., 1941-42. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Willis Benjamin Gibbs, late a Representative from Georgia. Seventy-seventh Congress, first session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1942.

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