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Barrett, James W.

Born: 1789 Virginia

Flourished: 1853-01-24 Springfield, Illinois

A resident of Sangamon County, Illinois, James W. Barrett served a single term in the Illinois House of Representatives in 1859. During this session, he nominated Stephen A. Douglas for U.S. Senate, which Douglas won over Abraham Lincoln.

Paul Selby, ed., History of Sangamon County (Chicago: Munsell, 1912), 1:679; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 114-115; Illinois House Journal. 1859. 21st G. A., 32.