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Ernest W. Gibson Jr.
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Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont
In office
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Bernard Joseph Leddy
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont
In office
October 18, 1949 – November 4, 1969
Appointed by Harry S. Truman
Preceded by James Patrick Leamy
Succeeded by James L. Oakes
67th Governor of Vermont
In office
January 9, 1947 – January 16, 1950
Lieutenant Lee E. Emerson
Harold J. Arthur
Preceded by Mortimer R. Proctor
Succeeded by Harold J. Arthur
United States Senator
from Vermont
In office
June 24, 1940 – January 3, 1941
Appointed by George Aiken
Preceded by Ernest Willard Gibson
Succeeded by George Aiken
Secretary of the Vermont State Senate
In office
February 2, 1933 – January 7, 1941
Preceded by Murdock A. Campbell
Succeeded by Willsie E. Brisbin
State's Attorney of Windham County, Vermont
In office
February 1, 1929 – January 1, 1933
Preceded by Roger A. Brackett
Succeeded by Ralph E. Edwards
Personal details
Ernest William Gibson Jr.

(1901-03-06)March 6, 1901
Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.
Died November 4, 1969(1969-11-04) (aged 68)
Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Dorothy P. Switzer (m. 1926-1958, her death)
Ann H. Haag (m. 1961-1969, his death)
Children 4 (including Ernest W. Gibson III)
Parent(s) Ernest W. Gibson
Grace Fullerton (Hadley) Gibson
Education Norwich University (A.B.)
George Washington University
Law School
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service  United States Army
United States Army Reserve
Vermont National Guard
Years of service 1922–1945
Rank US Army O6 shoulderboard rotated.svg Colonel
Unit 43rd Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Purple Heart

Ernest William Gibson Jr. (March 6, 1901 – November 4, 1969) was an American politician, lawyer and judge. From 1940 to 1941, he was made United States Senator after the death of his father Ernest Willard Gibson. From 1947 to 1950, he was Governor of Vermont. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman made him Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.

Gibson died in Brattleboro, Vermont on November 4, 1969 at the age of 68.

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