Nelson Barrere

Nelson Barrere (* April 1, 1808 in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio; † August 20, 1883 ) was an American politician. Between 1851 and 1853 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nelson Barrere attended the public schools of his home. In 1827 he graduated from Hillsboro High School. Then he studied until 1830 at Augusta College in Kentucky. After a subsequent law degree in 1833 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Hillsboro to work in this profession. Between 1834 and 1846 he lived in West Union, where he practiced law. In 1846 he returned to Hillsboro. Politically, he joined the Whig party to. In the years 1837 and 1838 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1850 Barrere in the seventh election district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Jonathan D. Morris on March 4, 1851. Since he has not been confirmed in 1852, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1853. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Barrere operated again as an attorney in Hillsboro, where he died on 20 August 1883. His nephew Granville Barrere (1829-1889) was also a congressman.