Roger Lawson Gamble

Roger Lawson Gamble ( * 1787 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia, † December 20, 1847 in Augusta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1835, and again from 1841 to 1843, he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Roger Gamble attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and its done around 1815 admission to the bar he began in Louisville to work in his new profession. He also worked as a cotton planter. Gamble took as an officer in the U.S. Army participate in the British -American War of 1812. From 1814 to 1815 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Georgia. In the 1820s he joined Andrew Jackson and founded by this 1828 Democratic Party.

In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1832 he was elected for the sixth parliamentary mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Wiley Thompson on March 4, 1833. Since he lost to James C. Terrell in the elections of 1834, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1835. This was determined by the discussions about the policy of President Jackson.

In the following years Roger Gamble joined the Whig party. The state also far discharged congressional elections of 1840 he was appointed as their candidate in the fourth electoral district of Georgia re-elected to Congress. There he completed between March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843 successor of Hines Holt, a further term of office. This was characterized by the squabbles between the Whigs and U.S. President John Tyler. It was also at that time already been discussed about a possible connection of the independent Republic of Texas since 1836 by Mexico.

In the 1842 elections Gamble was defeated by Democrat John Millen. In 1845 he became a judge at the Superior Court of Georgia. This office he held until 1847. He died on December 20 of this year in Augusta.