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Samuel Stebbins BARNEY

(1846-1919)

BARNEY, Samuel Stebbins, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Hartford, Washington County, Wis., January 31, 1846; attended the public schools and Lombard University, Galesburg, Ill.; taught in the high school at Hartford for four years; studied law in West Bend, Wis.; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in West Bend; superintendent of schools of Washington County 1876-1880; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1884; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1903); was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; appointed associate justice of the court of claims, Washington, D.C., in 1904 and served until 1919; died in Milwaukee, Wis., December 31, 1919; interment in Union Cemetery, West Bend, Washington County, Wis.

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

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