April 3, 2009
Tennessee native Lorenzo Gibson moved to Arkansas in the 1830s, becoming one of the areas early physicians. In 1838, he served on the Little Rock (Pulaski County) town council, and he was in the Arkansas General Assembly from 1838 to 1841. In 1841, he ran an ultimately unsuccessful campaign as the Whig Party candidate for governor. The portrait shown here was painted by his granddaughter, Maria Gibson.