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Thomas Van Renssalaer Gibbs

Born: 1855

Death: Jan 1, 1898

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Thomas Van Renssalaer Gibbs

Date of Birth : 1855
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1898

Thomas Van Renssalaer Gibbs was a politician and a member of the 1886 Florida Constitutional Convention. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. Gibbs was a cofounder of Florida A&M College, and served as its Vice President until his death in 1898. The only son of Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, Thomas married Alice Menard, the daughter of politician John Willis Menard, in 1868 the first black elected to Congress.


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