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Cassius Mcdonald Barnes

Cassius Mcdonald Barnes, American ex-governor. member 3d and 4th legislatures, Okla.


  • Barnes, Cassius Mcdonald was born on August 25, 1845 in Livingston Company, New York, United States. Son of Henry Hogan and Cemantha (Boyd) Barnes.

  • Education

    • Educated Wesleyan Seminary, Albion, Michigan.


    • Telegrapher, Leavenworth, Kansas, at 15. Enlisted in the United States Vols., at 16, in military telegraph and engineer corps. Private secretary to General Lyon.

      Chief deputy United States marshal, Western District Arkansas, 1876-1886. Receiver United States Land Office, Guthrie, Oklahoma Ty., 1899. Admitted to bar, 1893.

      Member 3d and 4th legislatures, Oklahoma Ty., 1895-1897 (speaker, 1895). Governor of Oklahoma Ty., 1897-1901. Mayor of Guthrie, 1903-1905 and 1907-1909.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member 3d and 4th legislatures, Okla.


    • Married Mary E. Bartlett.
    • father: Henry Hogan Barnes
    • mother: Cemantha (Boyd) Barnes
    • spouse: Mary E. Bartlett.
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    Born August 25, 1845