Barrows, Samuel June,
1845-1909, American clergyman and reformer, b. New York City. He was a pastor in Dorchester, Mass., and later edited (1880-96) the Christian Register,
a Unitarian weekly. In 1895 he was appointed by President Cleveland to represent the United States on the International Prison Commission. The following year he was elected to Congress, where he worked for prison and civil service reform. He helped draft and secure passage of New York state's first probation law (1901). He wrote many reports and articles and several books.
See biography by his wife, Isabel C. Barrows, A Sunny Life (1913).
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