Nelson Barrere

Nelson Barrere (April 1, 1808 – August 20, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, uncle of Granville Barrere.

Nelson Barrere
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1851  March 4, 1853
Preceded byJonathan D. Morris
Succeeded byAaron Harlan
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Adams & Brown counties district
In office
December 4, 1837  December 2, 1838
Serving with William Kendall
Preceded byJames Louden
John Glover
Succeeded byJohn H. Blair
Joseph Leedom
Personal details
Born(1808-04-01)April 1, 1808
Highland County, Ohio
DiedAugust 20, 1883(1883-08-20) (aged 75)
Hillsboro, Ohio
Resting placePresbyterian Cemetery
Political partyWhig
Alma materAugusta College (Kentucky)

Born in New Market, near Hillsboro, Ohio, Barrere attended the common schools, and Hillsboro High School in 1827. He was graduated from Augusta (Kentucky) College in 1830. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Hillsboro. He moved to West Union, Ohio, in 1834 and continued the practice of law. In 1846 returned to Hillsboro, where he resided until his death. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1837 and 1838.

Barrere was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Hillsboro, Ohio, August 20, 1883. He was interred in Presbyterian Cemetery, New Market, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Nelson Barrere (id: B000174)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Nelson Barrere at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jonathan D. Morris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Aaron Harlan
Party political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Finley Vinton
Whig Party nominee for Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
party dissolved
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