Ernest W. Gibson Jr.

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Ernest W. Gibson Jr.
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Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont
In office
1966–1969
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byBernard Joseph Leddy
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont
In office
October 18, 1949 – November 4, 1969
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Preceded byJames Patrick Leamy
Succeeded byJames L. Oakes
67th Governor of Vermont
In office
January 9, 1947 – January 16, 1950
LieutenantLee E. Emerson
Harold J. Arthur
Preceded byMortimer R. Proctor
Succeeded byHarold J. Arthur
United States Senator
from Vermont
In office
June 24, 1940 – January 3, 1941
Appointed byGeorge Aiken
Preceded byErnest Willard Gibson
Succeeded byGeorge Aiken
Secretary of the Vermont State Senate
In office
February 2, 1933 – January 7, 1941
Preceded byMurdock A. Campbell
Succeeded byWillsie E. Brisbin
State's Attorney of Windham County, Vermont
In office
February 1, 1929 – January 1, 1933
Preceded byRoger A. Brackett
Succeeded byRalph E. Edwards
Personal details
Born
Ernest William Gibson Jr.

(1901-03-06)March 6, 1901
Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.
DiedNovember 4, 1969(1969-11-04) (aged 68)
Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Dorothy P. Switzer (m. 1926-1958, her death)
Ann H. Haag (m. 1961-1969, his death)
Children4 (including Ernest W. Gibson III)
ParentsErnest W. Gibson
Grace Fullerton (Hadley) Gibson
EducationNorwich University (A.B.)
George Washington University
Law School
ProfessionAttorney
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Army
United States Army Reserve
Vermont National Guard
Years of service1922–1945
RankUS Army O6 shoulderboard rotated.svg Colonel
Unit43rd Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsSilver Star
Legion of Merit
Purple Heart

Ernest William Gibson Jr. (March 6, 1901 – November 4, 1969) was an American politician, lawyer and judge. From 1940 to 1941, he was made United States Senator after the death of his father Ernest Willard Gibson. From 1947 to 1950, he was Governor of Vermont. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman made him Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.

Gibson died in Brattleboro, Vermont on November 4, 1969 at the age of 68.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rep. Salmon Pays Tribute to Late Judge". Brattleboro Reformer. Brattleboro, VT. November 5, 1969. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. "U.S. Judge's Funeral Set Friday". Troy Record. Troy, NY. Associated Press. November 6, 1969. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.