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Edward H. Gillette

Born: Oct 1, 1840

Death: Aug 14, 1918

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Edward H. Gillette

Date of Birth : Oct 1, 1840
Date of Death : Aug 14, 1918
Birth Place : United States of America

Edward Hooker Gillette was a nineteenth-century populist politician and editor from Iowa. He was elected on the Greenback Party ticket to represent Iowa's 7th congressional district for only one term in Congress, but remained active in populist political movements. Gillette was the son of Senator Francis Gillette and Elisabeth Daggett Hooker, a descendant of Rev. Thomas Hooker, and the brother of actor/playwright William Gillette. Born in Bloomfield, Connecticut, he attended public schools in Hartford, Connecticut as a child and went on to attend the New York State College of Agriculture in Ovid, New York.

Also known as

  • Edward Gillette


  • Francis Gillette
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