Gideon Barstow Edit Profile
Born in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Barstow attended the common schools and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island from 1799 to 1801. He studied medicine, was admitted to practice and settled in Salem, Massachusetts.
Barstow was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823), but was not a candidate for renomination in 1822. He served as presidential elector on the Whig ticket of Clay and Sergeant in 1832. He moved to St. Augustine, Florida, because of ill health and engaged in mercantile pursuits.
He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1820. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate.