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Roger Lawson GAMBLE

(1787-1847)

GAMBLE, Roger Lawson, a Representative from Georgia; born near Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., in 1787; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1815 and commenced practice in Louisville, Ga.; cotton planter; served in the War of 1812 as a commissioned officer; member of the State house of representatives in 1814 and 1815; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; judge of the superior court of Georgia 1845-1847; died in Augusta, Ga., December 20, 1847; interment in Old Capitol Cemetery, Louisville, Ga.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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