Lucien Barbour

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Lucien Barbour
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Preceded byThomas A. Hendricks
Succeeded byJames M. Gregg
Personal details
Lucien Barbour

(1811-03-04)March 4, 1811
Canton, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedJuly 19, 1880(1880-07-19) (aged 69)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeCrown Hill Cemetery
Political partyIndianan People's Party
Republican Party

Lucien Barbour (March 4, 1811 – July 19, 1880) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1855 to 1857.


Born in Canton, Connecticut, Barbour was graduated from Amherst College in 1837. He moved to Indiana the same year and settled in Madison, Jefferson County. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1839. Barbour acted a number of times as arbitrator between the State of Indiana and private corporations. He was appointed United States district attorney for the district of Indiana by President Polk. He served as member of the commission to codify the laws of Indiana in 1852.


Barbour was elected as an Indiana People's Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1856.

Later career and death

He was affiliated with the Republican Party in 1860. Barbour practiced law in Indianapolis, Indiana, until his death in that city on July 19, 1880. He was interred in Crown Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Lucien Barbour (id: B000130)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by