Clarence C. Gilhams

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Clarence C. Gilhams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th district
In office
November 6, 1906 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byNewton W. Gilbert
Succeeded byCyrus Cline
Personal details
Born(1860-04-11)April 11, 1860
Brighton, Indiana, U.S.
DiedJune 5, 1912(1912-06-05) (aged 52)
Lagrange, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeGreenwood Cemetery, Lagrange, Indiana
Political partyRepublican
Alma materIndiana State University

Clarence Chauncey Gilhams (April 11, 1860 – June 5, 1912) was an American educator and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1906 to 1909.


Born in Brighton, Indiana, Gilhams attended the common local schools and Indiana State University at Terre Haute, Indiana and became a school teacher. He was employed as a salesman. An auditor of Lagrange County in 1894–1902, he later engaged in the life insurance business.


Gilhams was elected as a Republican, in 1906, to the Fifty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Newton W. Gilbert; he was reelected to the Sixtieth Congress and served from November 6, 1906, to March 3, 1909. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress.

Later career and death

Later, he studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1910, also resuming the life insurance business.

He died in Lagrange, Indiana, on June 5, 1912. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Clarence C. Gilhams (id: G000187)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th congressional district

November 6, 1906 – March 3, 1909
Succeeded by