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Calvin Willard GILFILLAN

(1832-1901)

GILFILLAN, Calvin Willard, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near East Brook, Mercer (now Lawrence) County, Pa., February 20, 1832; attended the common schools and was graduated from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; superintendent of schools of Mercer County for two terms; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1859; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Mercer, Pa.; appointed prosecuting attorney for Venango County in 1861 and elected in 1862 for three years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law, in which he continued until 1873; later engaged in banking; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; died in Franklin, Pa., December 2, 1901; interment in the Franklin Cemetery.

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

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