William C. Gilbreath

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W.C. Gilbreath

William C. Gilbreath (September 9, 1851 – January 28, 1921), a.k.a. W.C. Gilbreath, was a North Dakota politician who served as the North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor from 1905 to 1914. He was born in McMinn County, Tennessee, but his family relocated to Illinois, where he was educated in the public schools and in Wesleyan University. He came to North Dakota and engaged in the newspaper business, and later served as deputy commissioner of insurance of the state before he was elected as Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor in 1904, as a Republican. He served in that capacity until 1914, and died in Bismarck in 1921 at the age of 69.

Bibliography[edit]

  • North Dakota Secretary of State. "North Dakota Blue Book" (1911), pp. 527.
Preceded by
Rollin J. Turner
North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor
1905–1914
Succeeded by
Robert F. Flint