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Levi BARBER

(1777-1833)

BARBER, Levi, a Representative from Ohio; born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., October 16, 1777; moved to Ohio; was a surveyor in the employ of the Federal Government; member of the State house of representatives in 1806; was commissioned receiver of the United States land office in Marietta, Ohio, on April 1, 1807; aide to Governor Meigs during the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; elected to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress; clerk of the court of common pleas and the court of Washington County; justice of the peace; president of the Bank of Marietta; died in Harmar (now a part of Marietta), Ohio, April 23, 1833; interment in Harmar Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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