John Gillespie [RG1189.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1189.AM: John Gillespie, 1832-1897

Scrapbook, misc.: 1860-1890
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: State Auditor
Size: Four items

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

John Gillespie was born in Springfield, Ohio in 1832 and moved to Peru, Nebraska in 1859. He fought through the Civil War and later in the Indian Skirmishes. He was elected territorial auditor and later state auditor and was on the commission which located the state capitol in Lincoln. In 1871 articles of impeachment were filed against him and Governor David Butler. Mr. Gillespie died in Lincoln in 1897. The Gillespie collection related for the most part to the impeachment proceedings against him and Governor Butler

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection relates mostly to the impeachment proceedings against Gillespie and Governor Butler. The collection consists of a scrapbook of news clippings, most which relates to the impeachment, and a folder containing the articles of impeachment against John Gillespie, a typed copy of his defense, and a souvenir of the Spanish-American War signed by President William McKinley.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Scrapbook of news clippings, 1860-1890
Articles of Impeachment of John Gillespie and Governor Butler
Typed defense of John Gillespie
Souvenir of the Spanish-American War signed by President William McKinley

Subject headings:

Butler, David Christy, 1829-1891
Gillespie, John, 1832-1897
Impeachments — Nebraska
Politics and government — Nebraska
Trials (Impeachment) — Nebraska

Revised TMM    11-17-2016

 

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