Gilman served as governor of NH from 1794-1805, and again from 1813-1816. The town of Gilmanton
is named after his family. He was governor when the state legislature passed NH’s first mandatory voter check-list law.
During the American Revolution he served in the “Minutemen” militia.
Drawn from an engraving by Max Rosenthal.
[Also see John Taylor Gilman on Wikipedia]