A Representative from New York; born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., December 6, 1922; graduated from Middletown High School, Middletown, N.Y., 1941; B.S., Wharton School of Business and Finance, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., 1946; LL.B., New York Law School, New York, N.Y., 1950; lawyer, private practice; United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; assistant attorney general, New York state attorney general, 1953-1955; member of the New York state assembly, 1966-1972; member, New York state southeastern water commission; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 2003); chair, Committee on International Relations (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1996 and 2000.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jonathan and Harrison; a daughter, Susan; a stepdaughter, Nicole Pappas; a stepson, Peter Tingus; and 11 grandchildren. A son, David, and a daughter, Ellen, predeceased him. Two previous marriages ended in divorce.
After leaving Congress, Mr. Gilman founded the Gilman Group, a Washington-based lobbying and consulting business specializing in international matters. In 2003 and 2004, he was the United States representative to the 58th session of the United Nations General Assembly.