A native of West Virginia, Philip Pendleton Gibson was a very active student leader during his undergraduate and law school years at Washington and Lee University. He served as the editor of the student newspaper from 1912-13 and then as student body president from 1914-15. While enrolled, Gibson was also a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and Phi Delta Phi, the oldest international legal honor society.
After graduation, Gibson returned to West Virginia to start a long and distinguished career in law. He was the City Attorney for Huntington, West Virginia, a member of the West Virginia State Board of Education, and Counsel for the West Virginia State Banking Commander. He also was a partner in the law practice of Marcum & Gibson and active with the American Bar Association.
He died in 1963 at the age of 73 in Sanford, North Carolina.
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