William Edward Barton

Edward William Barton ( born April 11, 1868, Pickens County, South Carolina, † July 29, 1955 in Houston, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1931 and 1933 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even as a toddler drew William Barton in 1869 with his parents in the Crawford County, Missouri, where he later attended the public schools. He also completed the Steelville Normal and Business Institute. Subsequently he worked on farms, in mines and for the railroad. From 1889 to 1892 he was also a teacher. After studying law at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his 1894 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Houston in this profession. During the Spanish- American War, he was a sergeant in an infantry unit from Missouri. In the years 1896 and 1906 Barton attended as a delegate to two legal conferences at the state level.

In the years 1901 and 1902 was Barton prosecutor in Texas County. Thereafter, he served 1923-1928 as a judge in the 19th Judicial District of the State of. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1930, Barton in the 16th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC was chosen, where he became the successor of Rowland Louis Johnston on March 4, 1931. Since his constituency was dissolved in 1932 and he was nominated by his party in any other district for re-election, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1933. This was determined by the events of the Great Depression.

Between 1934 and 1946 William Barton officiated as a district judge. He then practiced as a lawyer again. He died on July 29, 1955 in Houston, where he was also buried.