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Eugene Pierce GILLESPIE

(1852-1899)

GILLESPIE, Eugene Pierce, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Greenville, Mercer County, Pa., September 24, 1852; attended the public schools, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., and St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada; studied law; was admitted to the bar in August 1874 and commenced practice in Greenville, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; returned to Greenville, Pa., and continued the practice of law until his death December 16, 1899; interment in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

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

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