- William T. Barry
Infobox US Cabinet official
name=William Taylor Barry
United States Postmaster General
March 9, 1829
Lunenburg, Virginia, U.S.
death_date=death date and age|1835|8|30|1784|2|5
William Taylor Barry (
February 5, 1784– August 30, 1835) was an American statesman and jurist.
Lunenburg, Virginia, he moved to Fayette County, Kentuckyin 1796 with his parents John Barry, an American Revolutionary Warveteran, and Susannah (Dozier) Barry. He attended the common schools, Pisgah Academyand Kentucky Academyin Woodford County, Transylvania Universityat Lexington and graduated from William and Mary Collegeat Williamsburg, Virginiain 1803, after which studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1805. He commenced practice at Jessamine County, Kentuckyand then at Lexington.
He was a member of
Kentucky House of Representativesin 1807, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1810 to 1811, served in the War of 1812, was a U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1814 to 1816; then a member of the Kentucky Senate, 1817 to 1821, and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1820 to 1824, then Secretary of State of Kentucky, 1824 to 1825, and a candidate for Governor of Kentuckyin 1828. He was U.S. Postmaster General in Andrew Jackson's administration from 1829 to 1835.
He was appointed ambassador to Spain, but died en route to his post, while stopped in
Liverpool, England August 30, 1835. He was originally interred and a cenotaphstill stands at St. James’s Cemetery, Liverpool, England; he was reinterred in 1854 at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky. Barry County, Michiganand Barry County, Missouriare named in his honor.
Barry was an uncle to Kentucky governor
Luke P. Blackburn.cite book |last=Baird |first=Nancy Disher |title=Luke Pryor Blackburn: Physician, Governor, Reformer |year=1979 |publisher=The University Press of Kentucky |location= Lexington, Kentucky|isbn=0813102480]
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