Eugene Allen Gilmore

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Eugene Allen Gilmore (July 4, 1871 – November 4, 1953) was the acting Governor-General of the Philippines from 1929 to 1930, the Dean of the College of Law at the University of Iowa from 1930 to 1934, the twelfth President of the University of Iowa from 1934 to 1940, and the law dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law from 1940 to 1942.

Biography[edit]

Gilmore was born in Brownville, Nebraska to Andrew and Sarah Jane Allen Hall. He received his B.A. degree from DePauw University in 1893, and his LL.B. from Harvard in 1899. He married Blanche Bayse of Rockport, Indiana on December 27, 1899. After practicing law in Boston from 1899 to 1902, Gilmore served as faculty at the University of Wisconsin Law School from 1902 to 1922. He was the Vice Governor-General in the Philippine Islands from 1922-1929. The author of a number of articles and pamphlets and several books dealing with law, Gilmore also wrote a law encyclopedia of 15 volumes called Modern American Law. His first child, Eugene A. Gilmore, Jr., was born in 1902; Elizabeth in 1905, and John Andrew in 1910.

Gilmore died of a heart attack at his home in Iowa City, Iowa on November 4, 1953.

Legacy[edit]

A Philippine major thoroughfare named Gilmore Avenue was named after him in honor of his service as acting governor-general of the Philippines. Gilmore LRT Station, a train station that intersects with the avenue, is also named after him.[1] Gilmore Hall at the University of Iowa is named for him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historiles Resource". Light Rail Transit Authority. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Leonard Wood
Acting Governor-General of the Philippines
1927
Succeeded by
Henry L. Stimson
Preceded by
Henry L. Stimson
Acting Governor-General of the Philippines
1929-1930
Succeeded by
Dwight F. Davis
Academic offices
Preceded by
Walter Albert Jessup
President of the University of Iowa
1934-1940
Succeeded by
Chester Arthur Phillips (acting)
Virgil Melvin Hancher