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Robert J. Gamble

Born: Feb 7, 1851

Death: Sep 22, 1924

Birthplace: Genesee County

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Robert J. Gamble

Date of Birth : Feb 7, 1851
Date of Death : Sep 22, 1924
Birth Place : Genesee County

Robert Jackson Gamble was a U.S. Representative and Senator from South Dakota. He was the father of Ralph Abernethy Gamble and brother of John Rankin Gamble. He was born in Genesee County, near Akron, New York. In 1862, he moved with his parents to Fox Lake, Wisconsin. In 1874, he graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and began practice in Yankton, Territory of Dakota, later South Dakota. A Republican, he became a district attorney for the second judicial district of the Territory of Dakota in 1880, and was a city attorney for Yankton in 1881 and 1882. Afterward, he went on to become a member of the Territorial council in 1885. In 1894 he was elected to Seat B, one of South Dakota's two at-large seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and he served in the Fifty-fourth Congress. He ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1896, but was again elected to Seat B in 1898, and served in the Fifty-sixth Congress. During the Fifty-sixth Congress, he became the chairman of the now-defunct U.S. House Committee on Expenditures on the Public Buildings. In 1901, Robert J.


  • Lawyer

Also known as

  • Robert Gamble


  • Ralph A. Gamble
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