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John Bachop GILFILLAN

(1835-1924)

GILFILLAN, John Bachop, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Barnet, Caledonia County, Vt., February 11, 1835; attended the common schools; was graduated from the Caledonia County Academy in 1855; moved to Minneapolis, Minn.; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in July 1860 and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Minn.; member of the board of education 1860-1868; city prosecuting attorney 1861-1864; prosecuting attorney of Hennepin County 1863-1867 and 1869-1873; alderman of the city of Minneapolis 1865-1869; member of the State senate 1875-1885; regent of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis 1880-1888; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Minneapolis, Minn., August 19, 1924; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.

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

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