Marion Barry

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Marion Barry
Crop of Marion Barry Vincent Gray.jpg
Marion Barry in July 2007
Member of the D.C. City Council
for the 8th Ward
At-large (1975–1979)
In office
January 2, 2005 – November 23, 2014
Preceded by Sandy Allen
In office
January 2, 1993 – January 2, 1995
Preceded by Wilhelmina Rolark
Succeeded by Eydie D. Whittington
In office
January 2, 1975 – January 2, 1979
Preceded by None
Succeeded by John L. Ray
Mayor of the District of Columbia
In office
January 2, 1995 – January 2, 1999
Preceded by Sharon Pratt Kelly
Succeeded by Anthony A. Williams
In office
January 2, 1979 – January 2, 1991
Preceded by Walter Washington
Succeeded by Sharon Pratt Kelly
Personal details
Born Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr.
(1936-03-06)March 6, 1936
Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S.
Died November 23, 2014(2014-11-23) (aged 78)
Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Blantie Evans (1962–1964)
Mary M. Treadwell (1972–1977)
Effi Slaughter (1978–1993)
Cora Masters (m. 1994-his death)
Children Marion Christopher Barry[1]
Alma mater LeMoyne–Owen College
Fisk University
Profession Politician
Religion Baptist

Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. (March 6, 1936 – November 23, 2014) was an American politician.

Barry was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi. He moved to Memphis, Tennessee at age five.

He served as the second elected Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999 for the Democratic Party.

He has been a member of the Council of the District of Columbia, representing Washington, D.C.'s Ward 8 from 2005 until his death in 2014.

Barry served a prison sentence for possession of crack cocaine and probation for not paying tax.

Barry had diabetes and prostate cancer. He had a kidney transplant in 2009. He died at a hospital in Washington, D.C., on November 23, 2014 from cardiac arrest, aged 78.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Fazeli Fard, Maggie (September 27, 2011). "Marion Barry's son scheduled to be sentenced in drug case". The Washington Post.
  2. "Marion Barry dies at 78". Retrieved November 23, 2014.

Other websites[change | change source]

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