John Rankin Gamble

John Rankin Gamble

Birth
Alabama, Genesee County, New York, USA
Death 14 Aug 1891 (aged 43)
Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
Plot Block 266, Lot 3, Grave 3
Memorial ID 7156797 · View Source
Suggest Edits

US Congressman from South Dakota. A New York native, he moved with his parents to Wisconsin at age 14, graduating from Lawrence University in Appleton in 1873. The following year he was admitted to the bar and headed for the Dakota Territory, where he set up a law practice in Yankton (now in South Dakota). He was District Attorney for Yankton County (1876 to 1878), US Attorney for the Dakota Territory (1878), and a member of the Territorial House of Representatives (1877 to 1879) and the Territorial Council (1881 to 1885). After South Dakota was admitted to statehood in 1889, the Republican Gamble set his sights on the US House of Representatives and was elected as an At-Large Delegate in 1890. He served for five months, from March 1891 until his death, before the assembling of the Fifty-second Congress. He was the brother of US Senator Robert Jackson Gamble and the uncle of US Congressman Ralph Abernethy Gamble.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was John Rankin Gamble?

Current rating:

15 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7156797
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Rankin Gamble (15 Jan 1848–14 Aug 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7156797, citing Yankton City Cemetery, Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .