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Alexander BARROW

(1801-1846)
Senate Years of Service:
1841-1846
Party:
Whig

BARROW, Alexander, a Senator from Louisiana; born near Nashville, Tenn., March 27, 1801; attended the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1816-1818; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1822 and commenced practice in Nashville, Tenn.; moved soon afterward to Louisiana and settled in Feliciana Parish and continued the practice of law, which he later abandoned to become a planter; member of the State house of representatives for several terms; elected in 1840 as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1841, until his death in Baltimore, Md., December 29, 1846; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Militia (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); interment in a private cemetery at Afton Villa plantation, near Bayou Sara, La.

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

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