W. Benjamin Gibbs

Willis Benjamin Gibbs ( born April 15, 1889 in Du Pont, Clinch County, Georgia; † August 7, 1940 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1939 and 1940 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Benjamin Gibbs attended the common schools and then studied at Mercer University in Macon. After a subsequent law degree from Atlanta Law School and its made ​​in 1911 admitted to the bar he began in Folkston to work in his new profession. In 1912 he moved his residence and his law firm to Jesup. Between 1913 and 1924 he was a prosecutor at the city's municipal court. After that, he was 1925-1939 prosecutor in the judicial district of Brunswick. At the same time, he served from 1922 to 1938 as a district attorney in Wayne County. In the years 1924 and 1925 Gibbs served on the staff of Governor Clifford Walker. He was from 1931 to 1937 in the charity Control of the State of Georgia operates.

Politically, Gibbs was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1938 he was elected the eighth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Braswell Deen on January 3, 1939. But to Benjamin Gibbs could only compete until his death on August 7, 1940 from his position. Then his mandate was made after a special election to his wife Florence.