Robert B. Gordon

Robert Bryarly Gordon ( born August 6 1855 in St. Marys, Ohio; † 3 January 1923 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1903 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Gordon attended the public schools of his home. Between 1885 and 1889 he was postmaster in St. Marys; 1890 to 1896 he was auditor for the Auglaize County. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In July 1896 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was nominated on the William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1898 Gordon was selected in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of George A. Marshall on March 4, 1899. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1903 two legislative sessions.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Robert Gordon worked in St. Marys in the grain and milling business. From 1911 to 1913 he controlled the Document Room at the House of Representatives; 1913 to 1919 he practiced there as a successor of Charles F. Riddell from the function of the Sergeant at Arms. He died on January 3, 1923 in Washington, and was buried in St. Marys.