Thomas E. Gibbon was a lawyer, businessman, and active supporter of the Democratic Party. These papers primarily relate to
Los Angeles, California in the early 20th century.
Thomas Edward Gibbon was born on May 28, 1860 near De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas. His parents were William Richard
and Mary Jane (Willie) Gibbon. Gibbon studied law in Little Rock, Arkansas and was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court
of Arkansas on May 20, 1883. In 1888, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he continued to practice, specializing in
railroad and corporate law.
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