Levi Barber

Levi Barber ( born October 16, 1777 Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, † April 23, 1833 in Harmar, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1819, and again from 1821 to 1823, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


About the education of Levi Barber nothing is handed down. He moved to Ohio, where he was working for the federal government as a surveyor. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. In 1806 he became a deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio. Between 1805 and 1816 he was a surveyor in Washington County. On April 1, 1807, he was an employee of the Federal Cadastral Agency in Marietta. He also worked as a bailiff and justice of the peace in his home. During the British - American War of 1812 he served on the staff of Governor Return Jonathan Meigs.

In the congressional elections of 1816 Barber was in the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Creighton on March 4, 1817. Since he was not re-elected in 1818, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1819. In the elections of 1820 Barber was re-elected in the third district of his state in Congress, where he replaced Henry Brush on 4 March 1821 was there become his successor two years earlier. Until March 3, 1823, he could spend another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1822, he was not appointed in this position.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives was Levi Barber President of the Bank of Marietta. He also served as curator of the Ohio University. He died on 23 April 1833 in Harmar, which now belongs to Marietta, where he was also buried. Since 1803 he was married to Elizabeth Rouse of Massachusetts, with whom he had at least four children.