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 Hamilton Rowan Gamble

Hamilton Rowan Gamble

Birth
Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Death 31 Jan 1864 (aged 65)
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 874, Lot 96
Memorial ID 18473 · View Source
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Civil War Missouri Governor. After moving to St. Louis to practice law with his older brother, Gamble became Secretary of State of Missouri in 1824. His reputation in his profession grew steadily & in 1851 resulted in his election to the Missouri Supreme Court. Gamble's most famous opinion while on Missouri's highest court was his dissent in the Dred Scott case. He was the only judge to favor granting Scott his freedom from slavery. In 1861 Gamble was elected governor by the Missouri legislature after Missouri's Southern-sympathizing governor, lieutenant governor & secretary of state "abdicated" their positions.


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  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18473
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hamilton Rowan Gamble (29 Nov 1798–31 Jan 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18473, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .