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Randall Lee Gibson

Gibson, Randall Lee, 1832–92, Confederate general and U.S. legislator, b. Woodford co., Ky. Gibson served in most of the Western campaigns of the Civil War, first as an artillery officer and later as commander of an infantry brigade. After the war he practiced law in New Orleans and later was a U.S. representative (1875–83) and senator (1883–92). He was Paul Tulane's agent in reorganizing the Univ. of Louisiana as Tulane; he became the first president of the board of administrators of the university.

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