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Barker BURNELL

(1798-1843)

BURNELL, Barker, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Nantucket, Mass., January 30, 1798; member of the State house of representatives in 1819; member of the Massachusetts Constitutional convention in 1820; served in the State senate in 1824 and 1825; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1840; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1841, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 15, 1843; interment in Congressional Cemetery; reinterment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket, Mass., in 1844.

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

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