William H. Gest

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William H. Gest
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
Preceded by William H. Neece
Succeeded by Benjamin T. Cable
Personal details
Born (1838-01-07)January 7, 1838
Jacksonville, Illinois
Died August 9, 1912(1912-08-09) (aged 74)
Rock Island, Illinois
Political party Republican

William Harrison Gest (January 7, 1838 – August 9, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Jacksonville, Illinois, Gest moved with his parents to Rock Island in 1842. He was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1860. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 and commenced practice in Rock Island, Illinois.

Gest was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. Circuit judge of the fourteenth judicial district of Illinois from June 1897 until his death in Rock Island, Illinois, August 9, 1912. He was interred in Chippiannock Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Neece
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin Cable