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William Henry Barnum
Birth: Sep. 17, 1818
Boston Corner
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1889
Lime Rock
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

US Senator from Connecticut (1876 to 1879). Barnum is known for having done much to get Grover Cleveland re-elected as President. Both a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Boston Corner, Columbia County, New York, September 17, 1818; attended the common schools; apprenticed to the trade of iron founder and subsequently admitted to partnership by his father, Milo Barnum (1790-1860), who was engaged in the iron business at Lime Rock, Connecticut; member, State house of representatives in 1851-1852; elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1867, until May 18, 1876, when he resigned to become Senator; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Orris S. Ferry and served from May 18, 1876, to March 3, 1879; chairman of the Democratic National Committee 1876-1889; later resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; he died at Lime Rock, Litchfield County, Connecticut, April 30, 1889; was interred in the Lime Rock Cemetery. (bio by: Patrick Barnum) 
 
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Lime Rock Cemetery
Salisbury
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 19, 2003
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