John Strode Barbour Edit Profile
Born at "Fleetwood" near Brandy Station, Virginia, Barbour attended private schools as a child and graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1808. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1811, commencing practice in Culpeper, Virginia.
He was the father of John Strode Barbour, Jr. and the first cousin of James Barbour and Philip Pendleton Barbour. He served in the War of 1812 as an aide-de-camp and afterward served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1813 to 1816 and again from 1820 to 1823. Barbour was elected a Crawford Republican and Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1822, serving from 1823 to 1833.
Barbour was chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 1852 and afterward resumed practicing law until his death at his estate called "Fleetwood" near Culpeper, Virginia, on January 12, 1855. He was interred in the family cemetery on the estate.
He was a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1829 and 1830 and returned to the House of Delegates in 1833 and 1834.