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Nathan Adams Gibson has been an active representative of the legal fraternity in Muskogee for the past twenty-eight years and has been accorded an extensive and gratifying clientage. He is a native of Stanton, Tennessee, and a son of James K. and Rosa S. Gibson, the former a banker.
His preliminary education was supplemented by study in Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee, which institution conferred upon him the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1888 and that of LL. B. on the completion of a law course in 1890. In the latter year he was admitted to the bar at Nashville and his initial experience in the profession was obtained at Memphis, where he continued in practice until September, 1893, when he came to Muskogee, Oklahoma. Here he has remained throughout the intervening period of twenty-eight years, his practice being of a general character and including all kinds of cases except those involving criminal law. What he has accomplished in a professional way affords the best evidence of his capabilities in this line. He is a strong advocate with the jury and concise in his appeals before the court. Much of the success which has attended him in his professional career is undoubtedly due to the fact that in no instance will he permit himself to go into court with a case unless be has absolute confidence in the justice of his client’s cause. Basing his efforts on this principle, from which there are far too many lapses in professional ranks, it naturally follows that he seldom loses a case in whose support he is enlisted.
On the 18th of April, 1895, Mr. Gibson was united in marriage to Miss Florence W. Davidson, the wedding being celebrated at Memphis, Tennessee. They have become parents of seven children, namely: Theresa, Rose, Virginia, Katherine, Eleanor, Nathan A., Jr., and Frances.
The religious faith of the family is that of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, while fraternally Mr. Gibson is identified with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He also belongs to the Country Club and the Rotary Club and his professional connections are with the Oklahoma State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He enjoys an enviable reputation among his professional colleagues and contemporaries and in the city where he has made his home for almost three decades he has become widely known as a leading lawyer and esteemed citizen.