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This article is about the Virginia politician and lawyer. For the first European resident of Trentham, see Richard Barton.

Richard Walker Barton (1800 – March 15, 1859) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Virginia.

Born at "Shady Oak" near Winchester, Virginia, Barton pursued in academic studies, studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Winchester. He was a member of the Virginia General Assembly from 1823 to 1824, 1832 to 1835 and in 1839. He was elected a Whig to the United States House of Representatives in 1840, serving from 1841 to 1843, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1842. Afterwards, Barton resume practicing law in Winchester, Virginia until his death on his estate called "Springdale" near Winchester on March 15, 1859. He was interred in the family cemetery on the estate.

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Preceded by
William Lucas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
Lewis Steenrod


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