Gideon Frank Rothwell

Gideon Frank Rothwell (* April 24, 1836 in Fulton, Missouri, † January 18, 1894 in Moberly, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1881 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Gideon Rothwell attended the University of Missouri in Columbia. After a subsequent law degree in 1864 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Huntsville in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Rothwell was in the tenth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry Moses Pollard on March 4, 1879. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1880, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1881. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. Since 1889 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Missouri; 1890 to 1894, he served as its president. Gideon Rothwell died on January 18, 1894 in Moberly.