Lucien Barbour Commission
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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, May 2006

Biographical Note:

Lucien Barbour was born in Canton, Connecticut on 4 March 1811. He graduated from Amherst College in 1837. Following graduation, he studied law under Stephen C. Stevens in Madison, Indiana until 1839. Upon admission to the Indiana Bar Association he began practicing law in Indianapolis. In 1842, he married Alice Thomas of Paris, Kentucky. He served as U.S. District Attorney from 1848-1850, a commissioner to draft the Civil Code of Indiana in 1852, and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, elected as an Opposition Party candidate, from 1855-1857. Barbour was not a candidate for re-election to the House in 1856, and practiced law in Indianapolis until his death on 19 July 1880 in Indianapolis. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

“Amherst College Class of 1837.” Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921). 5 May 2006 < acbiorecord/1837.html>.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains Lucien Barbour’s commission as a notary public in Marion County by Governor Oliver Perry Morton.

Item Listing:

1862 Dec. 22 Notary public commission

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (1 item)

Collection Dates:



Mrs. Hugh H. Hanna, February 1940

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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