ACC Live: ACCess [Thomas Siblings, ACC Injury Impacts] (1/30/13)

The latest on ACC superstars from North Carolina and NC State dealing with injuries, plus a fun Google Hangout conversation with Alyssa Thomas (Maryland) and her brother, Devin Thomas (Wake Forest). Tweet the show @theACCDN
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Angel of Equality, Thomas Jefferson Monument

Angel of Equality, Thomas Jefferson Monument
Virginia Union University
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“Almighty God has created the mind free. All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens are a departure from the plan of the Author of our religion. No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religion, worship or ministry, or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matter of religion. "
~ Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Statue in front of Louisville Metro Hall (5th & Jefferson Streets) that was made by Moses Ezekiel and given to the city in 1901.

A full-length portrait of Jefferson holding the Declaration of Independence and standing atop a replica of the Liberty Bell. Four allegorical winged female figures are placed around the bell — Liberty faces south; Equality looks east; Justice faces the west; and Brotherhood of Man and Religious Freedom look north.


Moses Ezekiel
From the humblest origins, Moses Jacob Ezekiel sought a public education at America’s first state military college, the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) during the Civil War. While at VMI, he fought as a member of the VMI Cadet Battalion on the Confederate side at the Battle of Newmarket (May 15, 1864). There he witnessed the deaths and maimings of some of his closest friends. He remained with the cadet corps and fought in the Richmond trenches in defense of his native city. After the war, Ezekiel returned to VMI and graduated in 1866. He then launched a brilliantly successful artistic career in Europe where, despite a long life as an émigré, he remained close to his American and Virginian roots.

One of 14 children, Ezekiel was born on October 28, 1844 in Richmond, Virginia, in a now-demolished house on "Old Market Street," on the west side of 17th Street between Main and Franklin, in a poverty-stricken neighborhood. The family also lived in a house (demolished in the 1930’s) on the southeast corner of Marshall and 12th. His grandparents, of Spanish-Jewish origin, had immigrated in 1808 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from Holland—where the family had fled some 400 years earlier following the Spanish Inquisition.

By the beginning of the American Civil War, Ezekiel had quit school and was engaged in the mercantile business when he decided to go to college. VMI, as a public college and then under a wartime regime, was one of the few institutions available to him at reasonable cost and considering his relatively poor academic preparation. His mother, Catherine de Castro Ezekiel, appreciated that the wartime situation might lead him to fight for the South. She admonished him, as she sent him off to VMI to learn the arts of war, that she wouldn’t have a son who would not fight for his home and country.

Considering the well-documented anti-Semitic prejudice pervasive in Richmond and America at that time, his mother’s was a courageous and benevolent attitude (which her son seemed to share).

Ezekiel later explained his reasons for going to VMI and, by implication, fighting for the Confederacy. He asserted that he’d gone there, not to defend slavery—an institution which, in this thinking, had unfortunately been inherited and limited by Virginia. Rather, Ezekiel further asserted, he went there to defend Virginia when she seceded to avoid providing troops to the Union to "subjugate her sister Southern states". These views were typical of the VMI cadets of that period, ignoring the fact that his state in 1868 had the largest slave population in the South and, over the previous 30 years, had exported 200,000 slaves to the other Southern states.

One of the lasting memories of the Class of 1866 was the May 1863 death and funeral of Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, who had spent the last 12 years of his life on VMI’s faculty. Ezekiel was one of the corporals of the guard—who had the primary mission of ensuring that overzealous cadets didn’t pluck too many floral souvenirs from "Stonewall’s" heavily bedecked metal casket as it lay in state in his old VMI classroom—before Jackson’s burial.

In his final year, he came to the attention of Robert E. Lee, newly resident in Lexington as the president of Washington College, and Lee’s wife. Lee encouraged him to pursue his artistic talents: "I hope you will be an artist, as it seems to me you are cut out for one. But, whatever you do, try to prove to the world that if we did not succeed in our struggle, we are worthy of success, and do earn a reputation in whatever profession you undertake."

With little point in returning home to Richmond, where his parents had lost everything and opportunities were non-existent, Ezekiel followed the advice of Cincinnati artists and went abroad to Berlin. In the German capital, he studied at the Royal Art Academy. There he earned money by teaching English and selling some of his works.

His sculptures were in the romantic, elaborate and ornate style which was highly popular in the Victorian era. Ezekiel accomplished some 200 works in his prolific career. Among his greatest was a marble group, "Religious Liberty," or "Religious Freedom," created for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. He did an allegorical statue o Thomas Jefferson for Louisville, Kentucky, and a replica for the University of Virginia.

A less well-known, Civil War-related work, a bronze entitled "The Outlook," depicts a Confederate soldier (accomplished in 1910) looking our at Lake Erie from the Confederate cemetery at the site of the former prisoner-of-war camp at Johnson’s Island, Ohio—where many of his fellow VMI men had been imprisoned and several were buried. In 1910 he made what appears to have been a final visit to the U.S. where he was a guest at the VMI commencement. His last work (1917) was a bronze statue of a fellow Richmond resident and artist, Edgar Allen Poe, later in Baltimore’s Wyman Park.

When World War I trapped Ezekiel in Rome, he put aside his sculptures to help organize the American-Italian Red Cross. Shortly afterward however, on March 27, 1917, he died in Rome, where he had maintained his studio in the Baths of Diocletian. His body was shipped aboard the Duca degli Abruzzi from Naples, Italy, on February 27, 1921. In a March 31, 1921, burial ceremony—the first held in the amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, and presided over by U.S. Secretary of War John W. Weeks, Ezekiel was laid to rest next to his Confederate memorial. Flanking his flower-bedecked and American-flag covered casket, were six VMI cadet captains and two other cadets.

Executive Papers of Governor Thomas Jefferson: Conservation at the Library of Virginia

This video shows the conservation process for the Executive Papers of Governor Thomas Jefferson, second governor of Virginia, 1779-1781. Watch Leslie Courtois, Senior Conservator with Etherington Conservation Services, HF Group, as she works to restore these valuable records in the Library of Virginia’s Conservation Lab. Leslie will delaminate, deacidify and repair these historically significant documents and explain her work in detail as you follow her through the conservation process. Financial support for this project has been provided by the Save America’s Treasures program, administered by the National Park Service, US Department of the Interior and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from the Roller-Bottimore Foundation.
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White House Summit on Community Colleges – Thomas Nelson Community College

Founded in 1967, Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) is the fourth largest community college in the Virginia’s Community Colleges with an enrollment of more than 15000 students. Thomas Nelson Community College is a two-year institution of higher education and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges. TNCC is one of 23 colleges within the VCCS. The College primarily serves residents of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg as well as James City County and York County.
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Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson

Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson
Virginia Western
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I was surprised to learn that this statue was the first to be erected on the West Virginia Capitol grounds, in 1910, especially since West Virginia broke off from Virginia during the War Between the States and remained with the Union, after Virginia seceded with the Confererate States. A famous Confederate general, Jackson was born in Clarksburg, and grew up at Jackson’s Mill, Lewis County, in what is today part of West Virginia.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy commissioned Moses Ezekiel, then working in Italy, to design the bronze statue to honor soldiers from western Virginia who fought for the Confederacy. The statue was first erected on the old Capitol gounds, located downtown, then moved to the new Capitol in 1921. An identical copy of Ezekiel’s "Jackson" stands on the parade grounds of Ezekiel’s alma mater, the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education (Thomas Jefferson Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series)

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education (Thomas Jefferson Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series)

Thomas Jefferson once stated that the foremost goal of American education must be to nurture the “natural aristocracy of talent and virtue.” Although in many ways American higher education has fulfilled Jefferson’s vision by achieving a widespread level of excellence, it has not achieved the objective of equity implicit in Jefferson’s statement. In Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education, William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, and Eugene M. Tobin explore the cause for this divide. Employing historical research, examination of the most recent social science and public policy scholarship, international comparisons, and detailed empirical analysis of rich new data, the authors study the intersection between “excellence” and “equity” objectives.

Beginning with a time line tracing efforts to achieve equity and excellence in higher education from the American Revolution to the early Cold War years, this narrative reveals the halting, episodic progress in broadening access across the dividing lines of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The authors argue that despite our rhetoric of inclusiveness, a significant number of youth from poor families do not share equal access to America’s elite colleges and universities. While America has achieved the highest level of educational attainment of any country, it runs the risk of losing this position unless it can markedly improve the precollegiate preparation of students from racial minorities and lower-income families.

After identifying the “equity” problem at the national level and studying nineteen selective colleges and universities, the authors propose a set of potential actions to be taken at federal, state, local, and institutional levels. With recommendations ranging from reform of the admissions process, to restructuring of federal financial aid and state support of public universities, to addressing the various precollegiate obstacles that disadvantaged students face at home and in school, the authors urge all selective colleges and universities to continue race-sensitive admissions policies, while urging the most selective (and privileged) institutions to enroll more well-qualified students from families with low socioeconomic status.

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Thomas Franklin Burke

Thomas Franklin Burke
Virginia Lawyers
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Company A, 116th Illinois Infantry
South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, June 20, 1917, Pg. 5:

Death of an Honored Citizen

In the passing of Thomas Franklin Burke, who died at the age of 75 years Wednesday, while sitting in his chair while his wife was preparing to walk up town with him, the county lost a good citizen. He was born in Macon county, Illinois, and served his country in the 116th Illinois, Company A, and was with the General Grant campaigns down the Mississippi, at Vicksburg and across Tennessee, with Fifteenth Army Corps. At Ezra Chapel he was struck by a rebel bullet and lost an eye. After returning from the hospital he was with the army that chased Hood to the Tennessee River and later marched with Sherman. In the battle at Fort Waggoner he was color sergeant and the first man to plant the Union flag on the breastworks, around which the victorious army rallied and won the battle. He was with those who marched through Raleigh and on to Petersburg and Richmond, and it was the pride of his life to have had a place in the grand review at Washington, and was discharged at Springfield, Ill.
Oct. 22, 1871, he was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Nesmith, who has been a loving, faithful wife.
In the early eighties Mr. and Mrs. Burke came to Kansas, locating in Sycamore where they resided many years until he was elected register of deeds and re-elected serving four years. He has been a faithful trustee of the county high school for many years and its treasurer at his death.
The funeral was held at his home and very largely attended by the friends. And his pastor and neighbor Rev. F. L. Pettit of the Christian Church paid high tribute to his character as a citizen and soldier. There was present at the funeral his widow, son Arthur of Denver, and daughters, Bessie and husband Attorney William Brown of Iola, and Alice, wife of Professor Humes. The son Walter could not be reached by telegram.
At the cemetery the Grand Army conducted the beautiful funeral ceremony and Rev F. L. Pettit pronounced the benediction.

From History of Montgomery County, Kansas, By Its Own People, published by L. Wallace Duncan, Iola, Kansas, 1903, pgs. 378-380:

THOMAS FRANKLIN BURKE – Ex-register of deeds, Thomas F. Burke of Independence, has resided in Montgomery county twenty years. Fourteen years of that time he was engaged in farming in Sycamore township, and only abandoned rural pursuits to assume public office, to which he had just been chosen. After five years of official service, in one of the most important positions in the gift of the people of Montgomery county, he retired, and became a member of the real estate firm of Heady & Burke.
Mr. Burke’s parents were early settlers of Macon county, Illinois, Micajah Burke, his father, emigrating from Hardin county, Kentucky, in 1832, and founding the family on the bleak prairies of the “Sucker State.” Virginia was the original American home of the family, and early in the century just past, John H. Burke, grandfather of our subject, joined the throng of immigrants to Kentucky, remained there some years, and accompanied his son, Micajah, into Macon county, Illinois, where he died in 1854. He was a shoemaker by trade, married and had a family of two sons and six daughters. James Burke was his other son and he brought up a family in Illinois.
Micajah Burke was born in Virginia in 1803 and died in 1863. The labor of the farm furnished him with employment through life and he and his wife, nee Lucy Ann Pasley, of Kentucky, reared a family of sever children. Mrs. Burke was a daughter of Rev. Henry H. Pasley, a Methodist minister of Hardin county, who was a native of the State of Kentucky. Mrs. (Pasley) Burke died in 1892, at seventy-two years of age, being the mother of: John H., of Macon county, Illinois; James W., deceased; Robert Y., of Iola Kansas; Thomas F., Adelpha C., deceased, wife of Henry Stevens of Macon county, Illinois; Joseph W., of the home county in Illinois; and Lewis D., of Pueblo, Colorado.
Thomas F. Burke grew up in the country where school advantages were not of the first order. His enlistment in the army, for service in the Civil War, marked his exit from the domestic and parental fireside. He joined Company “A”, One Hundred and Sixteenth Illinois Infantry, first, Col. Tupper, and later, Co. Maddox. The regiment formed a part of Grant’s Army, operating on the Mississippi river, and its first engagement, in which Mr. Burke participated, was at Haines Bluff. Then came Champion Hills, and the siege and capture of Vicksburg. The army then came up the river to Memphis, and started on its journey from there to join the Federal troops, operating in the east. Mr. Burke took part in the Missionary Ridge battle and was present with his regiment, at the relief of Gen. Burnside at Knoxville, Tennessee. During that winter, the command with which Mr. Burke was serving, was stationed at Larkinsville, Alabama, and the following spring, it took up the work of the Atlanta campaign, at Resaca, Georgia. Was in battle at Dallas, Big Shanty and Kenneshaw Mountain, in which latter the troops charged the Confederates and captured their redoubt. The One Hundred and Sixteenth then went to Rossville, Georgia, on orders, and was in the fight of the 21st and 22nd of September in front of Atlanta. On the 28th, it was at Ezra Chapel, where Mr. Burke was struck on the head with a Rebel ball, which, in time, caused blindness of the right eye. After a turn in the hospital, at Marietta, Georgia, he returned to his regiment, and was in the fight at Jonesboro. The command then marched back to Atlanta and followed Hood to the Tennessee river, near Chattanooga; returned to Atlanta and took up the march “to the sea”. Mr. Burke participated, with his company, in the charge on Ft. McAllister, at Savannah, in which engagement he was color bearer, and he believes he placed the first banner of the stars and stripes on the Rebel works. At Savannah the One Hundred and Sixteenth Illinois was embarked aboard a ship for Pocataligo, South Carolina, where it disembarked and went to Charleston and on to Goldsboro, North Carolina. Took part in the engagement at Bentonville, North Carolina, marched on through Raleigh, to Petersburg, and into Richmond, Virginia, the late Confederate capital. Leaving there, the army marched to the Grand Review at Washington, D. C., and terminated its services and celebrated its victories in the grandest military display the world ever saw. Mr. Burke was discharged at the Capital, but was mustered out at Springfield, Illinois, with a promotion from private to color-sergeant, and with three years of arduous and patriotic service to his credit.
On returning to his old home, our subject donned the habiliments of a farmer and resumed civil pursuits where he left off three years before. For thirty-two years, in Illinois and in Kansas, he continued at his favorite calling, and only separated from it at the behest of the people to assume public office.
October 22, 1871, Mr. Burke married Ellen Nesmith, a daughter of Samuel Nesmith, a lawyer by profession and an Ohioan by birth. The Nesmiths were English, their family home being Londonderry, which this branch left, came to America, and settled at Londonderry, Connecticut, away back in Colonial times. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Burke are: Walter S., of Denver, Colorado; Alice G., wife of Morris Humes, of Emporia, Kansas; Bessie F. and Arthur N., of Denver, Colorado.
In his political life, Mr. Burke is an avowed Republican. He had ever taken a keen interest in local politics, and was first elected Register of Deeds, in November, 1897, by a majority of sixty-six votes, being the only candidate on his ticket to “pull through”. In 1899, he was reelected, this time receiving a majority of three hundred and fifty-two votes, and being again the only Republican candidate to win on the county ticket, except the surveyor and coroner. His service as county recorder was efficient and pains-taking and it included the time from January, 1898, to January, 1903.

The Big Picture, episode 4, Interview with Judge Thomas D. Horne and Rhonda Paice, Esq.

Jon Huddleston interviews Judge Thomas D. Horne and Rhonda Paice of Loudoun County to discuss their community service, particularly their involvement in Loudoun Bar Association’s “Leadership in the Law Summer Camp” held in Leesburg, Virginia. Senior Justice Harry L. Carrico and local lawyers participate.
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Who is a Bigger Elitist Obama or Thomas Jefferson?

Question by dolphin314etc: Who is a Bigger Elitist Obama or Thomas Jefferson?
We don’t have direct democracy in the USA. Why? Well for one thing, Jefferson realized that the People cannot be trusted to be wise.

He even thought that, absent the University of Virginia to train them, the People’s representatives would not be wise.

That’s why Jefferson devoted many years of his life to designing and organizing the University of Virginia.

Over the centuries this widened out into the Ivy League.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s one Ivy League school took a sharp turn to the left, which has recently been partially mitigated by Elena Kagan, who as Dean of the Harvard Lawschool sought out conservatives to place in Professorships so Harvard Lawschool would offer a more balanced worldview.

Obama came out of Harvard of time before Elena Kagan’s Deanship.

He came out of the Harvard of left wing excess.

So he is a very arrogant elitist indeed.

But he may be no match for Thomas Jefferson in that department.

Jefferson thought that persons of quality and fineness should represent the people. I don’t know what he would have made of “community organizers” and ACORN street rabble, and Barry’s Homeboys.

Jefferson wanted truly elite liberal education and top notch lawschool at Univ of Va.

He never thought that people from the trailer park would be OK as representatives. Or people who thought that the Jamestown Colony had about the right level of government. That colony which was very much Koch brothers/Rand Paul every man for himself, let the strong survive, let the weak perish, did fail, and our Founding Fathers were closer to it in time than are we.

They talked about a more perfect union. They did not talk about a larger middle class, but take my word for it — if they knew that a larger middle class was the key to a more perfect union — they would want that. They would not want 3% of the people to own 50% of the wealth, and then be pimping to own 75% or 95% of it. Jefferson the intellectual elitist was not an economic elitist. He had a deep knowledge of the French Revolution, based on direct experience and personal contacts and travel. He knew that economic equality in SOME MEASURE (not dollar for dollar perfect equality of outcomes, which we all know is the death of liberty and free enterprise) is key to political equality, and thus to working democracy.

Scalia the Thug Justice, and Rand Paul, and their Koch family backers, and John Birch ideology sources are the end of America — they are its murderers. Obama is a great big fat elitist, but he comes by it naturally and honestly. Jefferson possibly and even bigger and fatter elitist was a designer of elite education for the nation’s leaders — he did not believe in Trailer Trash running the country, right Sarah, and Christine?

There is nothing wrong with being an elitist if you are right and can deliver the goods. Obama’s problem is not that he is too big an elitist, it’s that he’s too small a manager, and too poor at policy. Obamacare is too complicated — too many externalized costs (unfunded mandates), too much collateral damage to our healthcare system just for the sake of getting some freebies for the 30 million Homey Boys, who already get plenty of freebies in America. When you destroy more than you create by a factor of 100, that’s not good management. He could have got a Cadillac for every one of those Homey Boys.

It’s unjustified elitism that is the hazard to America, not elitism per se.

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What a foolish rant. You insult thomas Jefferson AND Obama??? I smell a troll….

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Greater Los Angeles 1906 – 2272 S Harvard Blvd – Thomas E Gibbon (Demolished)

Greater Los Angeles 1906 – 2272 S Harvard Blvd – Thomas E Gibbon (Demolished)
Virginia Lawyers
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Thomas E Gibbon Residence (Demolished, current site of First AME Church)
2272 Harvard Blvd
West Adams Heights, Block 2, Lot 6
Train and Williams

Here is Train and Williams at their best, with an American Craftsman house on the order of the Ultimate Bungalows. Completely sheathed in shingles, it was originally desribed as English or Elizabethan. The Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast, published by the Beaux Arts Society in 1913, described the house as: "This is a pleasing home showing many features of the Elizabethan period. The interior is harmoniously and richly furnished. Many rare and beautiful works of art make this a home of great beauty and attractiveness."…

"HON. THOMAS E. GIBBON. Probably one of the busiest men in Los Angeles is the gentleman whose name appears at the be-ginning of this sketch, and whenever a new enterprise or improvement for the city or vicinity is attempted, he is certain to be one of the first consulted, and, whenever he finds that he can devote any time, attention or means to the furtherance of the project, he can be safely relied upon to do all within his power. His prominence in many of the great undertakings effecting this region, notably that of the improved harbor at San Pedro as a seaport for Los Angeles, has made his name a familiar one to the general public, and his noble, disinterested services on behalf of the city and state which he loves so sincerely renders him highly esteemed and admired.

Now in the prime of manhood, Thomas E. Gibbon was born May 28, i860, in Monroe county. Ark., to which state his father. Dr. W. R. Gibbon, had recently removed from Virginia. The latter, a son of Thomas Gibbon, was a native of the Old Dominion, where, having completed his literary education, he was sent to the Virginia Military Institute. During the Civil war, his sympathies naturally being with his native state, he fought in the Confederate army, and suffered throughout the long struggle which followed. Having obtained a degree as a physician and surgeon, he then commenced the practice of his chosen profession in Arkansas, and, some years subsequently, turned his entire attention to the management of a plantation which he purchased.

Thomas E. Gibbon did not have as excellent advantages in his youth, perhaps, as he would
have possessed if a resident of a state nearer the educational centers of the east, but he was a
student by nature, and when he was twenty-two years of age he went to Little Rock, where, by
application and hard work, he mastered the intricacies of the law, at the same time meeting
his own expenses by teaching in the public schools. In 1883 he was associated with W. L.
Terry, who has been for several years past a member of congress from Arkansas, and for a
period of four years he worked indefatigably to build up his practice and serve the interests of
his clients. In the meantime, the young lawyer’s rare ability to handle the affairs of the public
became known, and in 1884 he was elected to represent Pulaski county in the state legislature
of Arkansas, where he enjoyed the honor of being the youngest member of that august body. The
double responsibility which rested upon him, of attending to his professional duties and to the
interests of his constituents, proved too great a tax upon the young man at that time, for he was
not robust, and long years of persistent study and application had made gradual and almost imperceptible inroads upon his health. Accordingly, he wisely decided to abandon work and for several months he traveled, care-free, upon the continent and through England. Then, returning
home, he resumed his interrupted hibors, only to find that he must seek a permanent change of

After due thought, Mr. Gibbon determined to cast in his lot with the inhabitants of Southern California, and, for more than a year subsequeut to his arrival here, July 17, 1888, he spent most of his time in the open air, drinking in health and vigor from nature’s reservoir. He opened an office in Los Angeles, and before long had gained the confidence of the local public, and from that time onward he has found little leisure time. He has chiefly been engaged in corporation law, and is past master in everything pertaining to the law as applied to business enterprises. That he is looked upon as an authority in this line may be seen from the fact that he has been called upon to serve as the attorney for so many local corporations and organizations. Among others, it may be mentioned that he is thus retained by the Los Angeles Lighting Company, the Los Angeles Electric Company and is not only counsel but also vice-president of the Los Angeles Terminal Railway Company, and vicepresident of the Herald Publishing Company.

In his devotion to his professional duties, Mr. Gibbon never neglects his duty as a citizen, and
strives to advance the welfare of his community in every manner. He has been a member of the
board of police commissioners of this city, whose business it is to look after the proper protection of our citizens and their property, and is one of the directors of the League for Better City Government; is also a director of the Fiesta Association.

As a member of the Free Harbor League, he accomplished grand results for the deep-sea har-
bor at San Pedro, so long and earnestly desired by the majority of Southern Californians, and,
having been honored by being made chairman of the committee which was to attend to the matter of settling the subject of the new harbor in the proper light before congress, he has gone to Washington seven or eight times, and has nobly battled for the rights of San Pedro and clearly demonstrated to the various committees the urgent need of this great, which is destined to materially increase the desirability and wealth of this region. He is a member of one of the com mittees of the Chamber of Commerce, and in the summer of 1S97 he was sent as a delegate from Southern California to the Trans- Mi.ssi.ssippi Commercial Congress at Salt Lake City, where he urged upon that body, chiefly representing the western states, the necessity and untold importance of their using every po.ssible influence toward the constructing of the San Pedro harbor, so long delayed. In summing up his career, it may be said that few men of twoscore years possess such ripe, keen judgment, such rare sagacity and clear mental grasp of the leading issues of the day."

Mr. Gibbon married Ellen Rose, daughter of Judge U. M. Rose, of Little Rock, Ark., and they have one son, William Rose Gibbon. Historical and Biographical Record:…
__________ Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, 1906: Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, 1910: