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BARNEY, John

1785–1857

Biography

BARNEY, John, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., January 18, 1785; appointed a captain and assistant district quartermaster general in the United States Army August 15, 1814, and served until June 15, 1815, when he was honorably discharged; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; elected as an Adams to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; engaged in literary pursuits until his death in Washington, D.C., January 26, 1857; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Maryland
Archives and Manuscripts Department, Hornbake Library

College Park, MD
Papers: In the Charles Lanman Papers, 1823-1868, 0.5 linear foot. Correspondents include John Barney. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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