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James Monroe Gibson
"J.M. Gibson, now  a resident of Houston, Tex., was born in Warren county [Mississippi, near Vicksburg] in 1856. He did not attend college, but studied law in St. Louis [being admitted to the bar in 1875], returning later to his native state, and beginning the practice of law at Vicksburg. He served two terms in the Legislature, and in 1897 was elected District Attorney, which office he held for four years. While he has written much, in both prose and verse, his poems have not yet been issued in book form."
[Ernestine Clayton Deavours, The Mississippi Poets 70 (Memphis: E. H. Clarke & Brother, 1922)] [See also: Edwin Anderson Alderman & Joel Chandler Harris (eds.), Library of Southern Literature 163 (New Orleans: Martin & Hoyt Co., 1910)(1907)(Vol. 15, Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors, 1929, Lucian Lamar Knight ed.)]
James Monroe Gibson, Memoirs of J. M. Gibson: Terrors of the Civil War and Reconstruction Days (San Gabriel, California: Privately printed, 1966)(James Gibson Alverson & James Gibson Alverson, Jr. eds.)