GIBBS, MIFFLIN W. "M. W." - Pulaski County, Arkansas | MIFFLIN W. "M. W." GIBBS - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Mifflin W. "M. W." GIBBS

Fraternal (African American) (now Oakland-Fraternal) Cemetery
Pulaski County,
Arkansas

Born Apr 17 1823 died July 11 1915.
In 1879 M. W. Gibbs was listed on board of visitors and examiners with the Little Rock School Dist. (Little Rock School Dist History Archives). Mifflin W. Gibbs was a Little Rock lawyer, businessman and the first black elected to a city judgeship in America. Gibbs Magnet School of Foreign Languages and International Studies was named after him. In 1903 Gibbs a member of the local business league opened the Capital City Savings Bank in Little Rock, the state's second black-owned bank. Capital City assets grew from $10,000 in the first year to $100,000 by 1905 and the institution later expanded into insurance. (Arkansas History Commission).

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Submitted: 8/19/08 • Approved: 10/7/10 • Last Updated: 8/5/12 • R45101-G0-S3

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