Barksdale, Ethelbert

Life Span
to
Full name
Ethelbert Barksdale
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Family
William Barksdale (father), Nancy Hervey Lester Barksdale (mother), William Barksdale (brother)
Occupation
Politician
Farmer or Planter
Journalist
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
US House of Representatives

Ethelbert Barksdale (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
BARKSDALE, Ethelbert, (brother of William Barksdale), a Representative from Mississippi; born in Smyrna, Rutherford County, Tenn., January 4, 1824; moved to Jackson, Hinds County, Miss.; adopted journalism as a profession; edited the official journal of the State 1854-1861 and 1876-1883; member of the Confederate Congress 1861-1865; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1860, 1868, 1872, and 1880; chairman of the Democratic State executive committee 1877-1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886; engaged in agricultural pursuits in Yazoo County; died in Yazoo City, Miss., February 17, 1893; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
“Barksdale, Ethelbert,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000146.
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