Biographical Sketch of George S. Barton

GEORGE S. BARTON, son of Hon. Cyrus Barton and grandson of Benjamin, graduated at Dartmouth College in 1851; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1853. He opened an office at Burlington, Iowa, but the next year returned to Newport. He was Clerk of the Senate in 1855 and 1856. He died July 24, 1857, aged 26 years. He was a superior draftsman, a fine writer and a ready poet.

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