Charles Jervis GILMAN, Congress, ME (1824-1901)


GILMAN, Charles Jervis, (grandnephew of John Taylor Gilman and Nicholas Gilman), a Representative from Maine; born in Exeter, Rockingham County, N.H., February 26, 1824; attended Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and pursued classical studies; was graduated from Harvard Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Exeter, N.H.; member of the house of representatives of New Hampshire in 1851 and 1852; moved to Brunswick, Maine, and continued the practice of law; member of the house of representatives of Maine in 1854 and 1855; member of the State Whig committee; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1858; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; interested in introducing waterworks and other public improvements; died in Brunswick, Maine, on February 5, 1901; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present