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BARRET, John Richard

1825–1903

Biography

BARRET, John Richard, a Representative from Missouri; born in Greensburg, Green County, Ky., August 21, 1825; attended the common schools and Centre College, Danville, Ky.; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1839; was graduated from the St. Louis University in 1843; studied law and practiced; elected to the State house of representatives in 1852 and served four terms; became identified with the St. Louis Agricultural Society and organized its exhibitions; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, to June 8, 1860, when he was succeeded by Francis P. Blair, Jr., who contested his election; subsequently elected as a Democrat to the same Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Francis P. Blair, Jr., and served from December 3, 1860, to March 3, 1861; unsuccessful for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; moved to New York City and engaged in numerous occupations; died in New York City on November 2, 1903; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.

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

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External Research Collections

Indiana University
Lilly Library

Bloomington, IN
Papers: In the Denver & Peck Hughes Papers, 1833-1888, approximately 7,780 items. Other authors include John Richard Barret. A box and folder list is available in the library.
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