Richard Gilson

Richard Glison

RICHARD GILSON, ex-sheriff of Jefferson County, Ohio, and one of the leading politicians of the Republican party in this section, has been a resident of Steubenville for about eight years, and was born December 15, 1858, in Columbiana County, Ohio. He was reared on a farn in Columbiana County and continued his residence there until 1880 when he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and remained with them a brakeman telegraph operator, and freight and ticket agent until 1901. He has since that time served two terms as sheriff of Jefferson County, and for the past five years has been chairman of the Republican Executive and Central Committee of the county. He was also seargent of arms of the house of representatives of Ohio in 1906, but resigned that position at the legislature. Mr. Gilson is a member of the M.P. Church, the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce, and is fraternally affiliated with the K. of P., I.O.O.F. and Encampment; the Elks, Red Men, Woodmen, knights of the Golden Eagle, and the Macabees. In 1887 he was joined in marriage with Susan McCarl of Irondale, Jefferson County, Ohio, and of this union were born six children, all of whom are still at home.

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