George W. GILLIE, Congress, IN (1880-1963)


GILLIE, George W., a Representative from Indiana; born in Berwickshire, Scotland, August 15, 1880; moved to the United States with his parents, who settled in Kankakee, Ill., in 1882 and in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1884; attended the public schools, International Business College, Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1898, and Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., 1899-1901; was graduated from Ohio State University at Columbus in 1907 as doctor of veterinary surgery; meat and dairy inspector of Allen County, Ind., 1908-1914; began the practice of veterinary medicine in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1914; sheriff of Allen County 1917-1920, 1929-1930, and 1935-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits; jury commissioner for the Federal courts for the northern district of Indiana; resident of Fort Wayne, Ind., until his death there on July 3, 1963; interment in Lindenwood Cemetery.

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