John All BARHAM, Congress, CA (1843-1926)


BARHAM, John All, a Representative from California; born on a farm in Cass County, Mo., July 17, 1843; moved to California in 1849 with his parents, who settled in Woodland; attended the common schools and Hesperian College in Woodland, Calif.; taught in the public schools 1864-1876; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Watsonville, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1900; engaged in the practice of law until his death in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., January 22, 1926; interment in Rural Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present