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John Watson Barr

Biography of John Watson Barr

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Barr
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Watson
  • Date of Birth: December , 17 , 1826
  • Place of Birth (POB): Versailles , Kentucky (US-KY, KY, 21, Ky., Ken., Kent.)
  • Date of Death: December , 31 , 1907
  • Place of Death (POD): Louisville , Kentucky (US-KY, KY, 21, Ky., Ken., Kent.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Watson Barr Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Kentucky
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Rutherford B. Hayes ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 04/09/1880
  • Seat vacated by: Hays , William H.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 04/09/1880
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 04/16/1880
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 04/16/1880
  • Commission Date: 04/16/1880
  • Date of Termination: 02/21/1899
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

John Watson Barr in the Law School

  • Name of School: Transylvania University Law Department
  • Law Degree Year: 1847

John Watson Barr Career Path


  • Private practice, Versailles, Kentucky, 1847-1854
  • Private practice, Louisville, Kentucky, 1854-1864, 1864-1880, 1899-1900
  • U.S. Army, 1861-1864


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