<!-- This article was automatically created by polbot
from http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000175. The prose may be stilted, and there may be grammatical and Wikification errors. Please improve in any way you see fit. -->John Richard Barret
(August 21, 1825 – November 2, 1903) was a U.S. Representative
Born in Greensburg, Kentucky
, Barret attended the common schools and Centre College
, Danville, Kentucky
.He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1839.He was graduated from the St. Louis University
in 1843.He studied law and practiced.
Barret was elected to the State house of representatives in 1852 and served four terms.He became identified with the St. Louis Agricultural Society and organized its exhibitions.He presented credentials as a Democratic
member-elect to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, to June 8, 1860, when he was succeeded by Francis P. Blair, Jr., who contested his election.
Barret was subsequently elected as a Democrat
to the same Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Francis P. Blair, Jr., and served from December 3, 1860, to March 3, 1861.He was an unsuccessful for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress.He moved to New York City
and engaged in numerous occupations.He died in New York City on November 2, 1903.He was interred in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky