John L. Gibbs

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John L. Gibbs
14th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 5, 1897 – January 3, 1899
Governor David Marston Clough
Preceded by Frank A. Day
Succeeded by Lyndon A. Smith
13th Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by William R. Kinyon
Succeeded by Charles A. Gilman
16th Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Loren Fletcher
Succeeded by William Rush Merriam
Personal details
Born May 3, 1838
Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Died November 28, 1908
Owatonna, Minnesota
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Martha Partridge Robson
Profession farmer, lawyer, county attorney, legislator, railroad commissioner

John La Porte Gibbs (May 3, 1838 – November 28, 1908) was a Minnesota legislator and the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. He was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Although much is not known about his early education, he attended Ann Arbor Law School, graduating in 1861. In 1862, he was elected County Attorney of Freeborn County, Michigan, which no longer exists as a county.

He served in the Minnesota House of Representatives four different times, serving as speaker in 1877 and 1885.[1] He served as Lieutenant Governor under Governor David Marston Clough from January 5, 1897 to January 3, 1899. Gibbs married Martha Partridge Robson in 1867 and died in 1908 in Owatonna, Minnesota.


Political offices
Preceded by
Frank A. Day
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Succeeded by
Lyndon A. Smith
Preceded by
William R. Kinyon
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Charles A. Gilman
Preceded by
Loren Fletcher
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Succeeded by
William Rush Merriam