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Lucien BARBOUR

(1811-1880)

BARBOUR, Lucien, a Representative from Indiana; born in Canton, Hartford County, Conn., March 4, 1811; was graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1837; moved to Indiana the same year and settled in Madison, Jefferson County; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1839; acted a number of times as arbitrator between the State of Indiana and private corporations; appointed United States district attorney for the district of Indiana by President Polk; member of the commission to codify the laws of Indiana in 1852; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; affiliated with the Republican Party in 1860; practiced law in Indianapolis, Ind., until his death in that city on July 19, 1880; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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

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