Hiram Merritt Barton

Hiram Merritt Barton (December 18, 1856 December 11, 1928) was an American businessman and politician.

Born in El Monte, California, his father was Ben Barton who was a physician, businessman, and politician. Hiram Merritt Barton was responsible for the development of the San Bernardino valley. In 1887, Barton served in the California State Assembly and was a Democrat. From 1905 to 1907 Barton served as mayor of San Bernardino, California. Barton died in San Bernardino, California.[1][2]


  1. JoinCalifornia.com-Hiram Merritt Barton
  2. 'The Knave-Three Men-Death of Hiram Barton,' Oakland Tribune, December 30, 1928, pg. 35
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