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Florence Reville GIBBS

(1890-1964)

GIBBS, Florence Reville, (wife of Willis Benjamin Gibbs), a Representative from Georgia; born in Thomson, McDuffie County, Ga., April 4, 1890; attended the public schools; was graduated from Brenau College, Gainesville, Ga.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, Willis Benjamin Gibbs, and served from October 1, 1940, to January 3, 1941; was not a candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; retired from public life and resided in Jesup, Ga., until her death there August 19, 1964; interment in Jesup Cemetery.

Bibliography

”Florence Reville Gibbs” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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

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