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Granville BARRERE

(1829-1889)

BARRERE, Granville, (nephew of Nelson Barrere), a Representative from Illinois; born in New Market, near Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, July 11, 1829; attended the common schools, Augusta College, Augusta, Ky., and was graduated from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, in 1853 and commenced practice in Marion, Crittenden County, Ark.; moved to Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., in 1855, and then to Canton, Fulton County, Ill., the same year, and continued the practice of his profession; member of the city board of education; member of the board of supervisors of Canton; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law; died in Canton, Fulton County, Ill., January 13, 1889; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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