Eustace Gibson

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Eustace Gibson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
Preceded by n/a
Succeeded by Charles E. Hogg
Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates
In office
Preceded by Alexander W. Monroe
Succeeded by George H. Moffett
Personal details
Born (1842-10-04)October 4, 1842
Culpeper County, Virginia
Died December 10, 1900(1900-12-10) (aged 58)
Clifton Forge, Virginia
Resting place Huntington, West Virginia
Political party Democratic
Alma mater [[]]
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Years of service 1861–1863
Rank Captain
Battles/wars American Civil War

Eustace Gibson (October 4, 1842- was a Democratic politician and lawyer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who served in the Confederate Army and in the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1868. He moved to the State of West Virginia, where he served as a delegate and Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates, and then as representative from the now-defunct Fourth Congressional District of West Virginia for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early and family life[edit]

Eustace Gibson was born in Culpeper County, Virginia on October 4, 1842. He attended the common schools. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He opened his law practice in 1861.

Virginia career[edit]

Gibson entered the Confederate States Army in June 1861 as first lieutenant. He was promoted to captain in 1863 and retired as a result of his wounds. He served as a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1868.

West Virginia career[edit]

Gibson moved to Huntington, West Virginia in 1871. Voters elected him to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1876 and he was re-elected in 1878, after fellow delegates elected him their speaker in 1877.

In 1882, voters elected Gibson as a Democrat to the 48th United States Congress. He was re-elected in 1884 to the 49th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1887. While a member of the Forty-ninth Congress, he served as a chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice. His candidacies for renomination in 1886 and for nomination in 1888 were unsuccessful. Afterward, he returned to the practice of law.

Death and legacy[edit]

Gibson died in Clifton Forge, Virginia on December 10, 1900. He was buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington, West Virginia.

See also[edit]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

Political offices
Preceded by
Alexander W. Monroe
Speaker of the WV House of Delegates
Succeeded by
George H. Moffett
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles E. Hogg