BARBOUR, William Warren, (1888 - 1943)

Senate Years of Service: 1931-1937; 1938-1943
Party: Republican; Republican

Library of Congress

BARBOUR, William Warren, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Monmouth Beach, Monmouth County, N.J., July 31, 1888; attended the public schools and graduated from the Browning School, New York City, N.Y., in 1906; also attended Princeton University; amateur heavyweight boxing champion of the United States and Canada in 1910 and 1911; member of the New York National Guard for ten years, serving on the Mexican border in 1916, attained the rank of captain; member of the Rumson (N.J.) Borough Council in 1922; served as mayor of Rumson, N.J. 1923-1928; moved to Locust, Monmouth County, N.J., in 1930; engaged in the thread manufacturing business and other industrial enterprises; appointed on December 1, 1931, and subsequently elected on November 8, 1932, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dwight W. Morrow and served from December 1, 1931, to January 3, 1937; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936; resumed his former pursuits; member of the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Commission in 1937; again elected on November 8, 1938, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of A. Harry Moore; reelected in 1940, and served from November 9, 1938, until his death in Washington, D.C., on November 22, 1943; interment in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.


Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for William W. Barbour. 78th Cong., 2nd sess., 1944. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1946.