Calvin Willard Gilfillan

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Calvin W. Gilfillan
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by Solomon Newton Pettis
Succeeded by Samuel Griffith
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1832-02-20)February 20, 1832
East Brook, Pennsylvania
Died December 2, 1901(1901-12-02) (aged 69)
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Westminster College

Calvin Willard Gilfillan (February 20, 1832 – December 2, 1901) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Calvin W. Gilfillan was born near East Brook, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He served as superintendent of schools of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, for two terms. He served as clerk of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1859. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Mercer, Pennsylvania. He was appointed prosecuting attorney for Venango County, Pennsylvania, in 1861 and elected in 1862 for three years.

Gilfillan was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870. He practiced law until 1873. He was later engaged in banking and was a delegate to the 1872 Republican National Convention. He died in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1901. Interment in the Franklin Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
S. Newton Pettis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel Griffith