Gideon Barstow

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Gideon Barstow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1821 - March 3, 1823
Preceded byNathaniel Silsbee
Succeeded byBenjamin W. Crowninshield
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Personal details
BornSeptember 7, 1783
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 26, 1852(1852-03-26) (aged 68)
St. Augustine, Florida
Political partyDemocratic-Republican, Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican
ChildrenGideon Forrester Barstow

Gideon Barstow (September 7, 1783 – March 26, 1852) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Barstow attended the common schools and Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island from 1799 to 1801. He studied medicine, was admitted to practice and settled in Salem, Massachusetts. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1820.

Barstow was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823), but was not a candidate for renomination in 1822. He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He served as presidential elector on the Whig ticket of Clay and Sergeant in 1832. He moved to St. Augustine, Florida, because of ill health and engaged in mercantile pursuits. Barstow died in St. Augustine March 26, 1852 and was interred in Huguenot Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Gideon Barstow (id: B000195)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathaniel Silsbee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823
Succeeded by
Benjamin W. Crowninshield

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