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John Fletcher DARBY

(1803-1882)

DARBY, John Fletcher, a Representative from Missouri; born in Person County, N.C., December 10, 1803; attended the public schools; moved with his father to Missouri in 1818, where he worked on a farm; moved to Frankfort, Ky., in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar and afterward practiced in St. Louis, Mo.; mayor of St. Louis 1835-1841; member of the Missouri senate in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); returned to St. Louis and engaged in banking; died near Pendleton Station, Warren County, Mo., May 11, 1882; interment in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

Bibliography

Darby, John Fletcher. Personal Recollections. 1880. Reprint. New York: Arno Press, 1975.

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

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