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John Lester Barstow

John Lester Barstow, American governor. Served in Union Army, 1861-1864, to rank of major; Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1864-1865, Senate, 1866-1868.

Background

  • Barstow, John Lester was born on February 21, 1832 in Shelburne, Vermont, United States. Son of Heman and Laura (Lyon) Barstow.

  • Education

    • Educated Shelburne; (Doctor of Laws, Norwich U., 1909).

    Career

    • Served in Union Army, 1861-1864, to rank of major. Was made brigadier general state troops at time of St. Albans raid.

    Membership

    Served in Union Army, 1861-1864, to rank of major. Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1864-1865, Senate, 1866-1868.

    Connections

    • Married Laura Maeck, October 28, 1856 (died 1885).
    • father: Heman Barstow
    • mother: Laura (Lyon) Barstow
    • spouse: Laura Maeck
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    Born February 21, 1832
    Died June 28, 1913
    (aged 81)
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