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Abijah Gilbert

Born: Jun 18, 1806

Death: Nov 23, 1881

Birthplace: Gilbertsville

Nationality: United States

Abijah Gilbert

Date of Birth : Jun 18, 1806
Date of Death : Nov 23, 1881
Birth Place : Gilbertsville

Abijah Gilbert was a United States Senator from Florida. Born in Gilbertsville, New York, Gilbert attended Gilbertsville Academy and graduated from Hamilton College in 1822. He spent 1822 to 1850 engaged in mercantile pursuits in New York City before moving to St. Augustine, Florida in 1865. An early advocate of abolitionism, Gilbert was a strong supporter of the Whig Party and, later on, the Republican Party. He was elected to represent Florida in the United States Senate as a Republican, and served from 1869 to 1875 as part of the Reconstruction effort. Gilbert retired from business and political life after his Senate term ended while continuing to live in St. Augustine. He moved back to Gilbertsville shortly before his death in 1881.

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