John R. Barnes

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John R. Barnes (born 1833) served in the first Utah State Senate.

Barnes was a native of Sandy, Bedfordshire, England. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1848. In 1853 he emigrated from England to Utah. He was for many years ward clerk of the Kaysville ward under bishop Christopher Layton. He was a member of Utah's 1895 Constitutional Convention and elected as a Republican to the State Senate that same year. He was also a director of Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution.