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Pennsylvania State Senate

Hamilton B Barnes


Session Position District Party
1851 24 Whig
1853 24 Whig
 Counties   Bedford, Somerset


1821 - 1901

Born 1821, Hamilton was the son of David and Sarah Proctor Barnes, of Connellsville, Pennsylvania; he married Harriett Philippi.  Elected to the state Senate in 1851, he served a single three-year term as a Whig, eventually becoming a leader in the Republican Party.  He later taught in the Disciples’ or “Campbellite” Church.  He died on November 25, 1901; interred in Union Cemetery, New Centerville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.