Thomas Jefferson Barr

Thomas Jefferson Barr

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 27 Mar 1881 (aged 68–69)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 12806981 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He managed a roadhouse in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, (1835-42), then returned to New York City, was assistant alderman of the sixth ward, (1849-50, 52-53) and served in the New York State Senate, (1854-55). In 1859, he was elected as an Independent Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Kelly and reelected to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving until 1861. After his term, he served as New York City Police Commissioner (1870-73) and was employed in the office of the New York Port Collector until his death at age 69.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 12806981
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Jefferson Barr (1812–27 Mar 1881), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12806981, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .