Barbourville, Virginia , United States
|| June 10, 1775
|Died||June 07, 1842
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|Info||BARBOUR, 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.