George Thomas Barnes

George Thomas Barnes (born 14 August 1833 in Augusta, Georgia, † October 24, 1901 ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1891 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Barnes first attended private schools and then the Richmond Academy and Franklin College. Subsequently, he studied until 1853 at the University of Georgia in Athens. After studying law and its made ​​in 1855 admitted to the bar he began in Augusta to work in his new profession. During the Civil War he was a lieutenant and later Brevet Major in the army of the Confederacy.

Politically, Barnes was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1860 and 1865 he sat next to his military activity during the Civil War as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. From 1876 to 1884 Barnes was a member of the Democratic National Committee. In the congressional elections of 1884 he was in the tenth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Hardeman on March 4, 1885. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 three legislative periods.

In the elections of 1890 he was defeated Thomas E. Watson of the Populist Party. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives George Barnes again worked as a lawyer. He died on October 24, 1901 in his hometown of Augusta.