John Bachop Gilfillan

John Bachop Gilfillan

Birth
Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death 19 Aug 1924 (aged 89)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 2 Lot 235 Grave 2.5
Memorial ID 7275608 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He attended Caledonia County Academy, moved to Minnesota, in 1855, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1860 and began a law practice in Minneapolis. He was a member of the board of education, (1860-68), Minneapolis city prosecuting attorney, (1861-64) and prosecuting attorney of Hennepin County, (1863-67, 69-73). In addition, he was alderman of the City of Minneapolis, (1865-69), a member of the Minnesota State Senate, (1875-85) and regent of the University of Minnesota, (1880-88). In 1885, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress, serving until 1887. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law and was president of the First National Bank, (1903-07).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Bachop Gilfillan (11 Feb 1835–19 Aug 1924), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7275608, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .