Senator Barrows was a politician in the United States Senate.
Barrows sat with a number other senators on a committee, listening to an account of a woman who had watched Superman cause destruction in Nairomi, Africa. He later went to LexCorp headquarters, along with fellow senator June Finch. Lex Luthor attempted to convince them to give him an import license in order to retrieve a large quantity of Kryptonite as assurance against Superman, but they declined. However, Barrows soon returned, hoping to come to a mutual partnership. Lex requested access to the wreck of the crashed Kryptonian ship and the complete remains of General Zod, both of which the senator granted to him. At a court hearing later with Wallace Keefe and Superman, Senator Barrows sat again on the committee, eager to hear what Superman had to say. However, Lex had placed a bomb in Keefe's chair, causing everyone but Superman to be killed at that very instant.
- Lex Luthor - Beneficiary turned Murderer
- Barrows is named after Eddy Barrows, a Brazilian artist who has pencilled various Superman comics.
- In the DC Comics universe, a character named Senator Barrows appeared in the very first Superman comic.