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 Charles Gibson

Charles Gibson

Birth
Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Oct 1899 (aged 74)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 228, Lot 2299
Memorial ID 19370 · View Source
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Solicitor of the Court of Claims, U.S.A. After being admitted to the bar, Gibson's career benefited by his stature as a law partner and protege of Edward Bates and as the husband of the niece of Hamilton Gamble, future governor of Missouri. When Bates became attorney general in President Lincoln's cabinet, he obtained an appointment for Gibson as solicitor of the court of claims. Because his family once owned slaves, Gibson was sensitive to the interests of pro-Union slave holders. When the Lincoln administration adopted what Gibson considered to be radical antislavery positions, he resigned. In later life, Gibson was an active public-spirited citizen. His many interests included the creation of the Laclede Gas Company & the establishment of Forest Park. He was knighted by the emperors of both Germany and Austria-Hungary for his success in representing their interests in St. Louis lawsuits.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Gibson (15 Feb 1825–27 Oct 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19370, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .