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John Bachop Gilfillan (February 11, 1835 – August 19, 1924) was a Representative from Minnesota, born in Barnet, Caledonia County, VT; he attended the common schools; was graduated from the Caledonia County Academy in 1855; moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in July 1860 and commenced practice in Minneapolis; member of the board of education 1860 – 1868; city prosecuting attorney 1861 – 1864; prosecuting attorney of Hennepin County 1863 – 1867 and 1869 – 1873; alderman of the city of Minneapolis 1865 – 1869; member of the Minnesota Senate 1875 – 1885; regent of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis 1880 – 1888; elected as a Republican to the 49th congress (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the 50th congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Minneapolis; interment in Lakewood Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William D. Washburn
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 4th congressional district
1885 – 1887
Succeeded by
Edmund Rice


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