District 1 Commissioner
1873 to 1876
Born circa 1835, died circa 1887
Gilbert N. Belcher, a Pennsylvania native and resident of the former Ralston Precinct, was appointed by the Governor in March 1873 to succeed resigned Commissioner James J. Beasley. He was elected to a full term later that year. Previously, Belcher was elected School Superintendent for Jefferson County in 1865.