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Elected mayor November 10, 1868, to succeed George W. Clark. After months of legal challenges and legislative action, took office in May 1869. Succeeded by John A. Wagener, August 1871.
Born 1813, died January 4, 1893, in Boston.
Massachusetts native, attended Phillips Andover Academy, graduate (1841) of Dartmouth College. Teacher, director (with his wife, Ann Frances Ray) of a girls' school in Ludlow, Massachusetts.
Freedmen's Bureau commissioner on Hilton Head from 1863; ordered to Charleston when the city was evacuated, February 17, 1865. Returned to New England in 1872.

Fraser, Walter J., Jr. Charleston! Charleston! The History of a Southern City. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1989.
"Gilbert Pillsbury." The New York Times, January 5, 1893.

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