Barbour Lewis

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Barbour Lewis
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United States Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Personal details
Born (1818-01-05)January 5, 1818
Alburgh, Vermont
Died July 15, 1893(1893-07-15) (aged 75)
Colfax, Washington
Political party Republican
Alma mater Illinois College

Harvard University

Profession lawyer

politician

soldier

judge

farmer

stockman

Barbour Lewis (January 5, 1818 – July 15, 1893) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 9th congressional district.

Biography[edit]

Lewis was born in Alburgh, Vermont on January 5, 1818. He attended the common schools and graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois in 1846. He taught school in Mobile, Alabama, graduated from the law department of Harvard University, was admitted to the bar, and began practicing law.

Career[edit]

In 1860, Lewis was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. He enlisted in the Union Army on August 1, 1861 and served as captain of Company G, First Missouri Volunteers. He was appointed by the military authorities as judge of the civil commission court at Memphis, Tennessee in 1863. He was discharged from the service on November 15, 1864. He was president of the commissioners of Shelby County, Tennessee from 1867 to 1869.[1]

Lewis was elected as a Republican to the 43rd Congress, and he served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1874 to the 44th Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Memphis and moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1878. He was appointed to the United States land office in Salt Lake City, Utah, and he resigned in 1879.

After Lewis moved to Whitman County, Territory of Washington, he engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising.

Death[edit]

Lewis died in Colfax, Washington, on July 15, 1893 (age 75 years, 191 days). He is interred at Colfax Cemetery.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barbour Lewis". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Barbour Lewis". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Barbour Lewis". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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