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Wilson Darwin GILLETTE

(1880-1951)

GILLETTE, Wilson Darwin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm near Sheshequin, Bradford County, Pa., July 1, 1880; attended the public schools, Ulster (Pa.) High School, and Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towanda, Pa.; engaged in agricultural pursuits, clerked in a general store and became a dealer of automobiles in 1913; member of the State house of representatives 1930-1941; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Albert G. Rutherford; reelected to the Seventy-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from November 4, 1941, until his death in Towanda, Pa., August 7, 1951; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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