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Payne, John Barton

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1855 - 1935

Biography

John Barton Payne, a lawyer, was born in Pruntytown, W. Va. 26 January 1855. Admitted to the bar in 1876, he practiced law in Preston County, W. Va. before moving to Chicago where he practiced 1883-1893. He was judge of the Superior Court, Cook County, Ill. 1893-1898, U. S. Secretary of the Interior 1920-1921 and chairman of the American Red Cross. His paintings and monetary gift were the impetus behind the founding of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Barton Payne Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0361
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of memorabilia and photographs of John Barton Payne, including items and photographs from Japan, of a house and garden, and an autographed portrait of Secretary of Labor, 1921, W. B. Wilson.

Dates: Inclusive 1909-1932

John Barton Payne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0198
Scope and Contents

Contains a miscellaneous assortment of papers.

Dates: Inclusive 1917-1931

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Japan 1
Photographs 1
Printed ephemera 1