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Abijah GILBERT

(1806-1881)
Senate Years of Service:
1869-1875
Party:
Republican

GILBERT, Abijah, a Senator from Florida; born in Gilbertsville, Otsego County, N.Y., June 18, 1806; attended Gilbertsville Academy, and graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1822; engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City 1822-1850; moved to St. Augustine, Fla., in 1865; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1869, to March 3, 1875; retired from business and political life; died in Gilbertsville, N.Y., November 23, 1881; interment in Brookside Cemetery.

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

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