Convention Member Hiram D. Gibson

Convention Member
Born in 1819, a native of Tennessee, Mr. Gibson came to Iowa in early times settling in Knoxville, Iowa. He was elected to the Legislature serving in the Third and Ninth General Assemblies, 1850 and 1862, representing Marion and Jefferson Counties, and was a delegate in the 1857 Constitutional Convention at Iowa City. On September 5, 1862, he was commissioned Major of the 33d Iowa Infantry, and served the country in that capacity. After the war Major Gibson took a prominent position as a citizen and took a leading part in the political contests in the county. He was a fluent and forcible public speaker and wielded a large influence in local politics. In 1874, he was appointed by the General Government as agent or superintendent for a large district in Washington Territory. Major Gibson was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. He died August 12, 1875, in Olympia, Washington, and was buried in Knoxville, Iowa.