James K. Gibson

King James Gibson ( born February 18, 1812 in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia; † March 30, 1879 ) was an American politician. In the years 1870 and 1871, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Gibson attended the public schools of his home. In 1833 he moved for one year to Huntsville in Alabama, before returning to Abingdon, where he worked in the trade. In the years 1834 and 1835, he was sheriff in Washington County. Between 1837 and 1849, Gibson served as postmaster in Abingdon. Otherwise, he was in the trade, working in agriculture and as a banker.

After the Civil War and re-admission to the Union, Virginia Gibson was short-lived as a candidate of the Conservative Party in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 28 January 1870. In 1870 he gave up another candidacy. So he could only finish the current term in Congress until March 3, 1871. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Gibson again worked in agriculture and in the banking industry. He died on March 30, 1879 in Abingdon.