1775 - James Barbour was born in Barboursville, Virginia in Orange County on 10th of June.
1792 - He served as deputy sheriff of Orange County.
- October 29, Barbour married Lucy Johnson.
1794 - James Barbour was admitted to the Virginia Bar.
1796 - Barbour was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He was the youngest member of the House.
1798 - He owned several slaves and was prepared to begin his own plantation.
1811 - Barbour declared his candidacy for the governorship.
1812 - Barbour was reelected Governor in November without opposition.
1812-1814 - He served as Governor of Virginia.
1815-1825 - He became the Senator from Virginia.
1819 - Barbour was elected president pro tempore of the Senate.
1825 - Barbour became as the Secretary of on 4th of March.
1826 - Barbour was considered for the vice-presidential nomination in the upcoming 1828 elections.
1828 - Barbour was awarded the degree of LL.D. from the University of Oxford.
1828-1829 - He was the US ambassador to Britain.
1842 - On the 7th of June Barbour died.
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