Joseph A. Gilmore

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Joseph Albree Gilmore
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29th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 3, 1863 – June 8, 1865
Preceded by Nathaniel S. Berry
Succeeded by Frederick Smyth
President of the
New Hampshire Senate
In office
Personal details
Born June 10, 1811
Weston, Vermont
Died April 7, 1867 (aged 55)
Concord, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann Page Whipple
Children Ann Gilmore, Joseph Gilmore
Profession Merchant
Railroad executive

Joseph Albree Gilmore (June 10, 1811 – April 7, 1867) was an American railroad superintendent from Concord, New Hampshire and the Governor of New Hampshire from 1863 to 1865. Gilmore was a member of the New Hampshire Senate, and was its president in 1859.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in 1811 in Weston, Vermont, Gilmore served two terms as Governor during the Civil War.

Death and burial[edit]

Gilmore died in 1867 in Concord, New Hampshire and is buried at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Gilmore's daughter, Ann was the first wife of Senator William E. Chandler. His son, also named Joseph Gilmore, was a Newton Theological Seminary trained Baptist pastor, and wrote the words to the hymn, "He Leadeth Me," inspired by the 23rd Psalm.


  1. ^ Jenks, George E. (1866), Political Journal for the State of The New Hampshire 1867, Concord, New Hampshire: McFarland and Jenks, p. 44. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nathaniel S. Berry
Governor of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Frederick Smyth
Preceded by
Austin F. Pike
President of the
New Hampshire Senate

Succeeded by
George S. Towle