Florence Reville Gibbs

Florence Reville Gibbs ( born April 4, 1890 in Thomson, McDuffie County, Georgia; † August 19, 1964 in Jesup, Georgia) was an American politician. Between 1940 and 1941, she represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Florence Reville, so her maiden name, attended the public schools of their home and the Brenau College in Gainesville. Later she married the lawyer W. Benjamin Gibbs. This was in the congressional elections of 1938 as a candidate of the Democratic Party in the eighth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he could exercise his mandate from 3 January 1939 until his death on 7 August 1940. In the subsequently necessary by -election, his widow Florence was chosen as his successor in the House of Representatives, where she finished her husband's Unopened legislative period between 1 October 1940 and 3 March 1941. So she was the first woman representing the State of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1940, Florence Gibbs gave up another candidacy. In the following years she was no longer politically active. She died on 19 August 1964 in Jesup.