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John Barton Payne
Birth: Jan. 26, 1855
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1935
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Pruntytown, West Virginia, he was a lawyer in practice when he entered politics as the chairman of the Preston County Democratic Party in 1881. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1883, was elected a Superior Court Judge serving (1893-98) and was the president of the Chicago's South Park Board, (1911-24). After the outbreak of World War I, he went to Washington D.C. to act as the counsel for the Emergency Fleet Corporation and was on the national railroad administration board. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson appointed him Secretary of the Interior, served until 1921 and was the Chairman of the US Shipping Board. From 1921, until his death he served as the Chairman of the American Red Cross. He died of pneumonia at age 79. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Amos Payne (1808 - 1887)
  Elizabeth Barton Payne (1817 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie Byrd Bryan Payne (1857 - 1919)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edward Alexander Payne (1838 - 1863)*
  William Undril Payne (1850 - 1877)*
  John Barton Payne (1855 - 1935)
  Ernestine V. Payne (1860 - 1883)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Reno Hill, Lot 694
 
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Record added: Oct 22, 2002
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My cousin.
- Fauna Obscura
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014
John Barton Payne:Sir thank you for serving as Secretary of the Interior, serving from 1920 to 1921, happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 26, 2013
John Barton Payne:Sir thank you for serving as Secretary of the Interior, serving from 1920 to 1921, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013
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