Gilbert A. Currie

Gilbert Archibald Currie (September 19, 1882 – June 5, 1960) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Gilbert Archibald Currie
Gilbert Archibald Currie circa 1917.jpg
Currie circa 1917
41st Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 1913 – December 31, 1914
GovernorWoodbridge N. Ferris
Preceded byHerbert F. Baker
Succeeded byCharles Wallace Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byGeorge A. Loud
Succeeded byRoy O. Woodruff
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Midland County district
In office
Personal details
Gilbert Archibald Currie

(1882-09-19)September 19, 1882
Midland Township, Michigan
DiedJune 5, 1960(1960-06-05) (aged 77)
Midland, Michigan
Resting placeMidland Cemetery, Midland, Michigan
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceMidland, Michigan
Alma materUniversity of Michigan Law School

Currie was born in Midland Township, Michigan, attended the district school, Midland High School, and graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1905. He was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1905 and commenced practice in Midland. He was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, 1909–1915, serving as Speaker of the House during the 47th Legislature.

Currie was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 1914 to the 64th Congress. In 1916, he was elected from Michigan's 10th congressional district to the 65th Congress and was reelected in 1918 to the 66th, serving from March 4, 1917 to March 3, 1921. He was unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920.

After leaving Congress, Currie resumed the practice of law and also engaged in the banking business until his death in Midland at the age of 77. He was interred in Midland Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Gilbert A. Currie (id: C000998)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George A. Loud
United States Representative for the 10th Congressional District of Michigan
Succeeded by
Roy O. Woodruff