Barker Burnell

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Barker Burnell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1841 – June 15, 1843
Preceded by John Reed, Jr.
Succeeded by John Z. Goodrich
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
Nantucket and Dukes County District
In office
1838–1838
Preceded by David Joy
Succeeded by George Bruce Upton
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
Nantucket and Dukes County District
In office
1825–1833
Preceded by Jethro Mitchell
Succeeded by David Joy
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate
Nantucket and Dukes County District
In office
1823–1823
Preceded by Walter Folger, Jr.
Succeeded by Jethro Mitchell
Personal details
Born January 30, 1798
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Died June 15, 1843 (aged 45)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Political party Whig

Barker Burnell (January 30, 1798 – June 15, 1843) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

Burnell was born on January 30, 1798 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

State Public service[edit]

Massachusetts General Court[edit]

Burnell served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1821-1822,[1] and as a member of the Massachusetts Senate in 1823,[1] from 1825 to 1833,[1] and in 1838.[2]

Massachusetts Constitutional convention of 1820[edit]

Burnell was a member of the Massachusetts constitutional convention of 1820.[1]

Whig National Convention[edit]

Burnell served as delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1840.

Member of the US Congress[edit]

Burnell was 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.

Burial[edit]

He was interred in Congressional Cemetery. Burnell was re-interred in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Nantucket, Massachusetts, in 1844.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Starbuck, Alexander (July 26, 1911), Proceedings of the Nantucket Historical Association, SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING, July Twenty-sixth, Nineteen Hundred Eleven, Nantucket, Massachusetts: Nantucket Historical Association, p. 31. 
  2. ^ Starbuck, Alexander (July 26, 1911), Proceedings of the Nantucket Historical Association, SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING, July Twenty-sixth, Nineteen Hundred Eleven, Nantucket, Massachusetts: Nantucket Historical Association, p. 32. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Reed, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1841 – June 15, 1843
Succeeded by
John Z. Goodrich

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