BARBOUR, John Strode, Jr. (1820-1892)

BARBOUR, JOHN STRODE, JR., (son of the John Strode Barbour), a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born at "Catalpa," near Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., December 29, 1820; attended the common schools and graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Culpeper; member of the State house of delegates 1847-1851; president of the Orange & Alexandria Railroad Co. 1852-1881; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh, and the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1887); chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1886; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1889, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 14, 1892; interment in the burial ground at "Poplar Hill," Prince Georges County, Md.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1839-1892. 21 items.

Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1884. 1 item.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Ca. 10 items in 9 different collections. Personal and business papers and a portrait engraving. Finding aids to some collections.

Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections.

  • Quinn, James Thomas. "John S. Barbour, Jr. and the Restoration of Virginia Democracy, 1883-1892.'' Master's thesis, University of Virginia, 1966.
  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of John S. Barbour (a Senator from Virginia). 52d Cong., 2d sess., 1892-1893. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1893.
  • U.S. Congress. Obsequies [for John Strode Barbour, Jr.]. 52d Cong., 1st sess., 1891-1892. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1892.