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Caroline COALTER GAMBLE

Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis City County,
Missouri

Caroline
Mar. 27, 1800 Charleston, SC
Jun. 12, 1864

Married Nov 8 1827

Hamilton
Nov. 29, 1798 Winchester, Virginia
Jan. 31, 1864
16th Governor of Missouri (1861–1864)
Education was attained at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia
He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and then established his legal career in Missouri. He served as the deputy clerk of the Circuit Court of St. Louis, as well as circuit attorney of Howard County, Missouri. Gamble entered politics as the secretary of state, a position he held from 1824 to 1826. He also was elected to a term in the Missouri legislature in 1846, and served as the presiding judge on the Missouri State Supreme Court from 1851 to 1854. On June 30, 1861 Governor Claiborne F. Jackson was removed from office for supporting the Confederacy. The Missouri legislature then named Gamble as the provisional governor of Missouri. During his tenure, problems resulting from the Civil War were dealt with; the state remained loyal to the Union; and an ordinance of emancipation was sanctioned. While in office, Gamble became ill with an infection in his arm, which led to his death on January 31, 1864. Governor Hamilton R. Gamble was buried in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Contributed on 8/3/13 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 8/3/13 • Approved: 8/3/13 • Last Updated: 4/17/18 • R742269-G742268-S3

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