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BARROW, Washington, congressman, born in Davidson County, Tennessee, 5 October 1817; died in St. Louis, Mo., 19 October 1866. He received a classical education, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He was American charge d'affaires in Portugal from 16 August 1841, to 24 February 1844, and was elected to congress from Tennessee as a Whig , serving from 1847 to 1849. He edited the Nashville "Banner," was a state senator in 1860-'1, and was a member of the commission that on 4 May 1861, negotiated a military league with the southern confederacy. He was arrested, 28 March 1862, by order of Andrew Johnson, governor of Tennessee, on the charge of disloyalty, and was imprisoned in the penitentiary at Nashville, but was released in the following week, by the order of President Lincoln.
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