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BARBOUR, Lucien, jurist, born in Canton, Connecticut, 4 March 1811. He was graduated in 1837 at Amherst College, then went to Indiana, studied law, was licensed to practice, and began his professional career in Indianapolis. He was appointed United States district attorney by President Polk for the district of Indiana; was commissioner to codify the laws of Indiana in 1852; acted several times as arbitrator between the state of Indiana and private corporations, and was elected to the 34th congress from Indiana,, serving from 1855 to 1857.
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