Barry, William Taylor Sullivan

Life Span
to
Full name
William Taylor Sullivan Barry
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Yale
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Farmer or Planter
Political Parties
Democratic
Other Affiliations
Fire-Eaters (Secessionists)
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Other state government
Military
Confederate Army

William Taylor Sullivan Barry (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
BARRY, William Taylor Sullivan, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss., December 10, 1821; was graduated from Yale College in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in Columbus; also engaged in planting; member of the State house of representatives 1849-1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); again a member of the State house of representatives and served as speaker in 1855; president of the State secession convention in 1861; member of the Provisional Confederate Congress; during the Civil War entered the Confederate Army and raised the Thirty-fifth Regiment of Mississippi Infantry, at times acting as brigade commander; captured at Mobile April 12, 1865; resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Miss., where he died January 29, 1868; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
“Barry, William Taylor Sullivan,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000193.
How to Cite This Page: "Barry, William Taylor Sullivan," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/5042.