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Wilson Darwin Gillette (July 1, 1880 – August 7, 1951) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania serving in the United States House of Representatives from 1941 until his death in Towanda, Pennsylvania in 1951.

Wilson D. Gillette
Wilson D. Gillette (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Frontispiece of 1952's Wilson Darwin Gillette, Late a Representative from Pennsylvania.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – August 7, 1951
Preceded byDaniel K. Hoch
Succeeded byJoseph L. Carrigg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
November 4, 1941 – January 3, 1945
Preceded byAlbert G. Rutherford
Succeeded byRobert F. Rich
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1880-07-01)July 1, 1880
Sheshequin Township, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 7, 1951(1951-08-07) (aged 71)
Towanda, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materSusquehanna Collegiate Institute


He was born on a farm near Sheshequin, PA. He attended Susquehanna Collegiate Institute in Towanda, PA. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits, clerked in a general store and became a dealer of automobiles in 1913. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1930 to 1941.

Gillette was elected as a Republican to the 77th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Albert G. Rutherford, and was reelected to the Seventy-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from November 4, 1941, until his death from bronchial pneumonia in Towanda, Pennsylvania.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rep. W. D. Gillette of Towanda Dies; Towanda Daily Review; Towanda, Pennsylvania; Page 1; August 8, 1951


  • United States Congress. "Wilson D. Gillette (id: G000206)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Eilson D. Gillette at The Political Graveyard
  • Wilson Darwin Gillette, Late a Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1952.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert G. Rutherford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert F. Rich
Preceded by
Daniel K. Hoch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph L. Carrigg