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Nelson BARRERE

(1808-1883)

BARRERE, Nelson, (uncle of Granville Barrere), a Representative from Ohio; born in New Market, near Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, April 1, 1808; attended the common schools, and Hillsboro High School in 1827; was graduated from Augusta (Ky.) College in 1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Hillsboro; moved to West Union, Adams County, Ohio, in 1834 and continued the practice of law; in 1846 returned to Hillsboro, where he resided until his death; member of the State house of representatives in 1837 and 1838; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, August 20, 1883; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery, New Market, Ohio.

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

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