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Gamble family of South Dakota and New York

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  John Rankin Gamble (1848-1891) — of South Dakota. Born in Alabama, Greene County, N.Y., January 15, 1848. Republican. Lawyer; member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1877-79; member Dakota territorial council, 1881-82, 1885-86; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1891; died in office 1891. Died in Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak., August 14, 1891 (age 43 years, 211 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery, Yankton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Brother of Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924); uncle of Ralph Abernethy Gamble.
  Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Robert J. Gamble Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924) — also known as Robert J. Gamble — of Yankton, Yankton County, S.Dak.; Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Born near Akron, Genesee County, N.Y., February 7, 1851. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 1895-97, 1899-1901; U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1901-13. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak., September 22, 1924 (age 73 years, 228 days). Interment at Yankton Municipal Cemetery, Yankton, S.Dak.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Gamble and Jennie A. (Abernethy) Gamble; brother of John Rankin Gamble (1848-1891); married, March 26, 1884, to Carrie S. Osborn; father of Ralph Abernethy Gamble.
  Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
Ralph A. Gamble Ralph Abernethy Gamble (1885-1959) — also known as Ralph A. Gamble — of Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y.; St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md. Born in Yankton, Yankton County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.), May 6, 1885. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1931-37; U.S. Representative from New York, 1937-57 (25th District 1937-45, 28th District 1945-53, 26th District 1953-57). Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Phi Delta Phi; Lions. Died in St. Michaels, Talbot County, Md., March 4, 1959 (age 73 years, 302 days). Interment at Hopewell Cemetery, Port Deposit, Md.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Jackson Gamble (1851-1924) and Carrie (Osborne) Gamble; married, April 19, 1911, to Virginia Nesbitt (died 1937); married, June 19, 1958, to Ruth G. Daniels; nephew of John Rankin Gamble.
  Political family: Gamble family of South Dakota and New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
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