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BARROW, Washington

1807–1866

Biography

BARROW, Washington, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Davidson County, Tenn., October 5, 1807; received a classical education; lawyer, private practice; Minister to Portugal, 1841-1844; newspaper editor; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination to the Thirty-first Congress in 1848; businessman; member of the Tennessee state senate, 1860-1861; died in St. Louis, Mo., October 19, 1866; interment in the vault of Dr. John Shelby on a private estate in East Nashville, Tenn.

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

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External Research Collections

Tennessee State University
Archives and Manuscripts Unit, Technical Services Section

Nashville, TN
Papers: In the Civil War Collection: Confederate and Federal, ca. 1860-1865, 150 volumes and 4,060 items. Subjects include Washington Barrow. A finding aid is available in the library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Barrow, Washington. Speech of Mr. Washington Barrow, of Tennessee, on the reference of the President's annual message, delivered in the House of Representatives on Monday, January 24, 1848. Washington: Printed by J.& G.S. Gideon, 1848.

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