GILLETT, James Norris (1860-1937)

GILLETT, JAMES NORRIS, a Representative from California; born in Viroqua, Vernon County, Wis., September 20, 1860; moved with his parents to Sparta, Wis., in 1865; attended the grammar and high schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Sparta, Wis.; moved to Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif., in 1883 and continued the practice of law; city attorney 1889-1895; member of the State senate 1897-1899; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, to November 4, 1906, when he resigned, having been elected Governor; served as Governor of California 1907-1911; resumed the practice of law in San Francisco, Calif., and resided in Berkeley, Calif., until his death there on April 20, 1937; interment in Oakland Columborium, Oakland, Calif.

California State Library
Sacramento, CA
Papers: 1860-1937, 36 boxes.
The papers also contain those of James Gillett's father, James Norris Gillett.


Nevada Historical Society
Reno, NV
Papers: In the Francis G. Newlands papers, 1884-1916, 2 boxes.
Correspondents include James Norris Gillett.


University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the James Norris Gillett family papers, 1909-1934, 1 box.
Miscellaneous bills and receipts for hotels, medical services, household expenses, and bank transactions. Also includes 2 postcards to Mrs. J.N. Gillett from Emma M. North, and invitation, and a poem printed on satin.

Papers: In the Edwin Allen Sherman papers, ca. 1872-1971, 2.1 linear feet.
Other authors include James Norris Gillett.