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Barbour, James

Born: 1775 AD
Died: 1842 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician


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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