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Clarence Chauncey GILHAMS

(1860-1912)

GILHAMS, Clarence Chauncey, a Representative from Indiana; born in Brighton, Lagrange County, Ind., April 11, 1860; attended the common schools and the State normal school at Terre Haute, Ind.; taught school; was employed as a salesman; auditor of Lagrange County 1894-1902; engaged in the life insurance business; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Newton W. Gilbert; reelected to the Sixtieth Congress and served from November 6, 1906, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1910; resumed the life insurance business; died in Lagrange, Ind., June 5, 1912; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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