World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Joseph A. Gilmore

Article Id: WHEBN0002854996
Reproduction Date:

Title: Joseph A. Gilmore  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Governors of New Hampshire, Frederick Smyth (New Hampshire), Nathaniel S. Berry, Meldrim Thomson, Jr., John Lynch (New Hampshire)
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Joseph A. Gilmore

Joseph Albree Gilmore
29th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 3, 1863 – June 8, 1865
Preceded by Nathaniel S. Berry
Succeeded by Frederick Smyth
President of the
New Hampshire Senate
In office
Personal details
Born June 10, 1811
Weston, Vermont
Died April 7, 1867 (aged 55)
Concord, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann Page Whipple
Children 11
Profession Businessman
Railroad executive

Joseph Albree Gilmore (June 10, 1811 – April 7, 1867) was an American railroad superintendent from Concord, New Hampshire and the Governor of New Hampshire from 1863 to 1865.


  • Biography 1
  • Death and burial 2
  • Family 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5


Joseph A. Gilmore was born in Weston, Vermont on June 10, 1811. He was educated in Vermont, and moved to Boston to learn the mercantile business. Gilmore then moved to Concord, New Hampshire, where he established a wholesale grocery business.

Gilmore became involved with the Concord and Claremont Railroad, serving first as a construction agent, and later as the railroad's general superintendent. He also served as superintendent of the Manchester and Lawrence Railroad and the Portsmouth and Concord Railroad.

Originally a Whig, Gilmore joined the Republican when it was founded in the mid-1850s. He served in the New Hampshire State Senate from 1858 to 1860, and was the Senate's President pro Tempore in 1859.[1]

Gilmore was elected Governor in 1863 and reelected in 1864, and served from June 3, 1863 to June 8, 1865. Serving during the American Civil War. Gilmore's term was consumed by support for the Union, including a loan to provide bonuses and supplemental salary payments to soldiers, and arranging for the transport of soldiers traveling to New Hampshire on furlough and returning to the front lines.

Death and burial

Gilmore died in 1867 in Concord, New Hampshire and is buried at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Gilmore was married to Ann Page Whipple, and they had eleven children.

Their daughter Ann was the first wife of Senator William E. Chandler.

Their son, Joseph Henry Gilmore, was a Newton Theological Seminary trained Baptist pastor, and wrote the words to the hymn, "He Leadeth Me," inspired by the 23rd Psalm.


  1. ^ Jenks, George E. (1866), Political Journal for the State of The New Hampshire 1867,  

External links

  • Gilmore at New Hampshire's Division of Historic Resources
  • Joseph A. Gilmore at Find a Grave
  • Joseph Albree Gilmore at National Governors Association
  • Joseph A. Gilmore at Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography, Volume II (1909)
  • Joseph Albree Gilmore at American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection (2013)
Political offices
Preceded by
Nathaniel S. Berry
Governor of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Frederick Smyth
Preceded by
Austin F. Pike
President of the
New Hampshire Senate

Succeeded by
George S. Towle

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.