Organizations/VIPs/Other Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
US Minister Plenipotentiary to France, 1811-1812
US Consul General at Algiers, 1795-1797
Made an honorary citizen of the French First Republic, 1792
Agent to France, Scioto Land Company, 1788
Admitted to the bar, 1786
Co-Founder with Elisha Babcock, American Mercury weekly newspaper, Hartford, CT, July 12, 1784
Chaplain in the American Continental Army, representing the Congregational Church, 1779-1782
Founding member, The Connecticut Wits (also known as The Hartford Wits) literary group
BA with honors, Yale College (now named Yale University), 1778 Attended Dartmouth College
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Born: March 24, 1756 (alternatively recorded as 1754), Redding, Connecticut Colony
Died of pneumonia: Noon, Dec. 26 (alternatively recorded as Dec. 24), 1812, Zarnowiec, Poland
Barlow's grave in Poland reads (translation from Latin): "Joel Barlow, diplomatic minister from the United States of America to the Emperor of the French and the Queen of Italy, died here while traveling."
Son of Samuel and Esther (Hull) Barlow
Married Ruth Baldwin of of New Haven, CT, Dec. 26, 1779
While US Consul General at Algiers, secured the release of more than 100 US prisoners held by the Algerian corsairs, 1796
Name given to Joel Barlow High School, Redding, CT, 1959
"Although he served as a military chaplain representing the Congregational Church during the Revolutionary War, Barlow later in life drifted into the Deist camp championed by his friend Jefferson. And, like Jefferson, Barlow was a strong advocate of church-state separation. (Also like Jefferson, Barlow was frequently accused of being an atheist by his political enemies.)"
"Joel Barlow and the Treaty with Tripoli," Church & State: The Official Publication of Americans United For Separation of Church and State, June 1997, reproduced at candst.tripod.com (accessed Jan. 26, 2011)