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Washington BARROW

(1807-1866)

BARROW, Washington, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Davidson County, Tenn., October 5, 1807; received a classical education; lawyer, private practice; Minister to Portugal, 1841-1844; newspaper editor; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination to the Thirty-first Congress in 1848; businessman; member of the Tennessee state senate, 1860-1861; died in St. Louis, Mo., October 19, 1866; interment in the vault of Dr. John Shelby on a private estate in East Nashville, Tenn.

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

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