Thomas J. Barr
Born in New York City in 1812, Barr attended the public schools. He moved to Scotch Plains, New Jersey in 1835, and conducted a roadhouse. He returned to New York City in 1842 and aas Assistant Alderman from the Sixth Ward in 1849 and 1850, and Alderman in 1852 and 1853. He was a member of the New York State Senate (3rd D.) in 1854 and 1855.
Barr was elected on January 6, 1859, as an Independent Democrat to the 35th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Kelly, and was re-elected to the 36th United States Congress, holding office from January 17, 1859, to March 3, 1861.
Barr was appointed a New York City Police Commissioner in 1870 and served until 1873, when the police board was abolished. Subsequently, he was employed in the office of the Collector of the Port of New York.
Barr died in New York City, March 27, 1881 and was interred in Calvary Cemetery, Long Island.
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Daniel E. Sickles
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from New York's 4th congressional district