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Willis Benjamin GIBBS

(1889-1940)

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.

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

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