GILMER, William Franklin (Dixie), Congress, NC (1901-1954)


GILMER, William Franklin (Dixie), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Mount Airy, Surry County, N.C., June 7, 1901; moved with his parents to Oklahoma; attended the public schools of Oklahoma City, Okla.; served as a page in the House of Representatives 1911-1919; graduated from the law school of Oklahoma University at Norman in 1923; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced the practice of law in Oklahoma; member of the State house of representatives; moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1929; assistant county attorney of Tulsa County, Okla., 1931-1933; county attorney of Tulsa County 1936-1946; unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; State safety commissioner until his death in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 9, 1954; interment in Memorial Park.

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