CURRIE, Gilbert Archibald (1882-1960)

CURRIE, GILBERT ARCHIBALD, a Representative from Michigan; born in Midland Township, Midland County, Mich., September 19, 1882; attended the district school, Midland (Mich.) High School, and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1905; was admitted to the Michigan bar in 1905 and commenced practice in Midland; member of the State house of representatives 1909-1915, serving as speaker in 1913 and 1914; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in the banking business until his death in Midland, Mich., June 5, 1960; interment in Midland Cemetery.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1910-1960, 1 linear foot.
The papers include correspondence, 1910-1913, relating to activities in the Michigan House, especially Gilbert A. Currie's successful effort to become speaker; speeches, 1920-1958 (scattered dates); file relating to his work as legal counsel for the Dow Chemical Company; file concerning his interest in golf; and photographs. A finding aid for the papers is available in the library.

Papers: In the Herbert F. Baker Papers, 1904-1926, 5 linear feet and 1 volume.
Persons represented in the papers include Gilbert A. Currie. A finding aid is available in the library and online.

Papers: In the Frank Dwight Fitzgerald Papers, 1928-1944, 28 linear feet and 4 oversize volumes.
Correspondents include Gilbert A. Currie. A finding aid is available in the library and online.

Papers: In the Ernest James McCall Papers, 1897-1900 and 1918-1950, 0.3 linear foot.
Correspondents include Gilbert A. Currie. A finding aid for the papers is available in the library.