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James Barbour

James Barbour, American senator, secretary of war. member Virginia House of Delegates, 1798-1812, epeaker. 1809, drew up bill which established Virginia Literary Fund, 1810; member United States Senate (Democrat) from Virginia, 1815-1825, chairman coms. military affairs, foreign relations.

Background

  • Barbour, James was born on June 10, 1775 in Barboursville, Virginia, United States. Son of Colonel Thomas and Mary (Thomas) Barbour.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), Oxford (England) University, 1829.

    Career

    • Admitted to Virginia bar, 1794. Supported Virginia resolutions of 1798. Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1798-1812, epeaker.

      1809, drew up bill which established Virginia Literary Fund, 1810. Governor Virginia, 1812-1815. Member United States Senate (Democrat) from Virginia, 1815-1825, chairman coms. military affairs, foreign relations.

      United States secretary of war, 1825-1828. Appointed United States minister to Great Britain, 1828-1829. President Virginia Agricultural Society.

    Membership

    Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1798-1812, epeaker. 1809, drew up bill which established Virginia Literary Fund, 1810. Member United States Senate (Democrat) from Virginia, 1815-1825, chairman coms. military affairs, foreign relations.

    Connections

    • Married Lucy Johnson, 1792, 5 children.
    • father: Colonel Thomas Barbour
    • mother: Mary (Thomas) Barbour
    • spouse: Lucy Johnson
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    Died June 7, 1842
    (aged 66)
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