John S. Gibson

John Strickland Gibson ( * January 3, 1893 in Folkston, Charlton County, Georgia, † October 19, 1960 in Douglas, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1941 and 1947 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Gibson attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law correspondence course at the La Salle Extension University in Chicago and its made ​​in 1922 admitted to the bar he began in Douglas to work in his new profession. From 1928 to 1934 he was a prosecutor at the Municipal Court of Douglas. Thereafter, he practiced 1934-1940 from the same activity in the judicial district of Waycross.

Politically, Gibson was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1940 he was in the eighth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Florence Reville Gibbs on January 3, 1941. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1947 three legislative periods. These were determined by the events of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath. In 1944, Gibson was instrumental in the adoption of the so-called GI Bill involved.

For the elections of 1946, John Gibson was not nominated by his party for another term of office. In the following years until his death on 19 October 1960, he again worked as a lawyer. Since 1917 he was married to Bessie Thomas.