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Samuel Louis GILMORE

(1859-1910)

GILMORE, Samuel Louis, a Representative from Louisiana; born in New Orleans, La., July 30, 1859; instructed by private tutors; was graduated from the Central High School of New Orleans in 1874, from Seton Hall College, South Orange, N.J., in 1877, and from the law department of the University of Louisiana (now Tulane University) at New Orleans in 1879; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in New Orleans, La.; assistant city attorney 1888-1896; city attorney from 1896 until March 15, 1909, when he resigned; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert C. Davey and served from March 30, 1909, until his death in Abita Springs, La., on July 18, 1910; interment in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.

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

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