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John Lester Barstow

governor

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