Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore, 1877-1947, U.S. senator (1935-47), b. near Poplarville, Pearl River co., Miss. After study at the Univ. of Nashville (1897-1900) and Vanderbilt Univ. law school (1905-7), he was admitted (1908) to the Tennessee bar. An ultraconservative Southern Democrat, he won political success by demagogic insistence on white supremacy. He was twice governor of Mississippi (1916-20, 1928-32) before his election to the U.S. Senate. He died while Congress was investigating charges that he had disqualified himself for the Senate by using intimidation to keep blacks from voting and by accepting bribes.

See biography by A. W. Green (1963).

Bilbo can refer to:

  • Bilbo Baggins, protagonist of The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.
  • 'Bilbo' is the Basque name for Bilbao, the major city in the Basque Country of northern Spain.
  • Bilboes, tools of judicial punishment.
  • Bilbo (sword), a type of sword, thought to be named after the Spanish city, Bilbao.

Real people / animals

  • Bilbo, an American Indian tribe.
  • Mark K. Bilbo, an American author of technical support books and reference guides.
  • Theodore G. Bilbo, a politician who upheld racial segregation and became Senator for the State of Mississippi.
  • Damarius Bilbo, an American football player
  • (Dog) Bilbo, the UK's first fully qualified canine lifeguard, or, 'lifedog' from Sennen Cove, Cornwall, UK.

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