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  Barbour, James
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NameJames Barbour
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Barbourville, Virginia , United States
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Born June 10, 1775
DiedJune 07, 1842 (66 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Aug 12, 2015 05:17pm
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InfoBARBOUR, James, (brother of Philip Pendleton Barbour and cousin of John Strode Barbour), a Senator from Virginia; born at “Frascati,” near Gordonsville, Orange County, Va., June 10, 1775; attended the common schools; deputy sheriff of Orange County; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1794 at Orange Court House; served several terms in the Virginia house of delegates between 1796 and 1812, serving as speaker from 1809 to 1812

Governor (DR-VA) 1812-1814

US Senator (DR, NR-VA) 1815-1825; President pro tempore of the Senate during the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations (Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Eighteenth Congresses), Committee on the District of Columbia (Seventeenth Congress)

US Secretary of War 1825-1828

US Minister to England 1828-1829

Chairman of the only National Republican Party convention (1831)

Chairman of the first Whig Party National Convention (1839)

Barbour County, Alabama is named in his honor.

Founder of the Orange Humane Society, established for the advancement of education; died in Barboursville, Orange County, Va., June 7, 1842; interment in the family cemetery.

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  03/06/1825 Secretary of War Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/19/1823 President Pro Tempore Lost 13.64% (-59.09%)
  11/03/1820 VA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/06/1819 President Pro Tempore Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
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  11/03/1814 VA US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/30/1813 VA Governor Won 70.74% (+42.55%)
  11/30/1812 VA Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1812 VA Governor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/06/1811 VA Governor - Acting Lost 49.24% (-1.52%)
  04/00/1805 VA District 10 Lost 33.83% (-32.34%)
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