Barbour Lewis

Barbour Lewis ( born January 5, 1818 in Alburgh, Vermont, † July 15, 1893 in Colfax, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Barbour Lewis attended the public schools of his home and then to 1846 the Illinois College at Jacksonville. He then worked for some time in Mobile ( Alabama) as a teacher. After a subsequent study of law at Harvard University and the admission to the bar he began to work in his new profession. Politically, Lewis joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854. In 1860 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the Abraham Lincoln nominated as a presidential candidate wurde.Während the civil war was Lewis and 1863 captain of a volunteer unit from Missouri, which belonged to the army of the Union. Between 1863 and 1864 he was employed by the military administration in occupied Memphis as a civil judge. In the following years he remained in Tennessee. Between 1867 and 1869 he was district administrator in Shelby County.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Lewis was appointed again in the ninth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1873. Since he was not bestätugt in 1874, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Lewis practiced in Memphis as a lawyer. In 1878 he moved to St. Louis in Missouri. A year later, he headed for a few months, the country office in Salt Lake City. He then moved to the Washington Territory, where he was engaged in farming activities, particularly in the livestock. He died on July 15, 1893 in Colfax in the meantime founded in Washington State.