Marion Barry 1936, MS – Nov. 2014, WDC

Barry’s next to last on the right, 1983:

English: Caption: “Saving the Bay Together: EPA Administrator William Ruckelshaus speaks to a conference at which an agreement was reached to set up an executive council to carry out a joint cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay. With Ruckelshaus are (l-r) John Gottschalk, president of the Citizens Program for the Chesapeake Bay; Virginia Gov. Charles S. Robb; Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes; Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. William Scranton, Ill; Washington, D. C. Mayor Marion Barry: and Virginia State Sen. Joseph V. Gartland, Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.”
Conference held at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
Source EPA Journal. January-February 1984. Vol. 10, No. 1. Inside back cover. (Alternate photo source: EPA Archive)
Author U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, D.C.


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I went looking for a PD photo and found that a guy named DB King has some Flickr account with this one in it, plus maybe he’d taken the nice one I’d put on the social media of my “likes” that had disappeared while I was in the “carhit” hospital and my 2 likes got replaced with 2 of the fraud-family that I still haven’t been able to get back to to get rid of those replacements for Barry and Scott Kelly, the astronaut who’d spent that year in space, lives here in Houston somewhere, wrote a book on the subject, “Endurance.” /www . flickr . com/photos/bootbearwdc/5165553668/in/album-72157627215464875/

This one I’m trying to remind myself of because of the “Breakshot” business and then Gray. dbking has the part with Barry on Wikipedia and many of his other photos are also “some rights reserved.” I’m still looking for one to use for Barry.

www . washingtonpost . com /local/obituaries/marion-barry-dies-4-term-dc-mayor-the-most-powerful-local-politician-of-his-generation/2014/11/23/331ad222-c5da-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story . html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.77056f6015c5

https ://www . washingtonpost . com/wp-srv/metro/politics/barry_women . html

fisk in memphis, lemoyne (-owen) in nashville, then working on a doctorate at utenn in knoxville, m. blantie evans 1962.

second wife, fisk friend mary treadwell, d. 2012

, but, there’s another detail that doesn’t have anything to do with any of that too obviously, that the recently-departed “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry had attended Le Moyne college’s branch in Nashville, to my offhand research-recollection, and so I should take a bit of time to look that up and finally make a little file on Barry (d. Nov. 2014.) — It’s in Memphis and doesn’t appear to be connected to the Syracuse school; LeMoyne and Le Moyne difference maybe, then it’d become LeMoyne-Owens. I still should get a Barry file started.

/reason . com/2012/04/22/marion-barry-doubles-down-on-dirty-asian/ = I’m not sure how real this story is, maybe faked news.

watch out for this, the Timeline wasn’t coming out okay so I’m trying to copy it:

MARCH 6, 1936

Barry born in Mississippi

Barry is born in a small town called Itta Bena on the Mississippi Delta. He is the third of 10 children.


Barry graduates

He graduates from what was then called LeMoyne College in Memphis (now LeMoyne-Owen College).


A graduate degree

Barry receives a master’s degree in chemistry from Fisk University in Nashville.


Getting married

Barry meets and marries Blantie Evans, while studying at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The couple splits after a few years.


Barry comes to Washington

Barry works for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a civil rights group, and is involved in fundraising and protests on bus fare increases. He leaves the group in 1967.


Marion Barry when he was a member of Pride Inc. He is informing protesters of results of a meeting with State Department officials. (Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post)

Founding of jobs program

Barry co-founds a group called Pride Inc. that is meant to help unemployed black men find work.

NOV. 3, 1971

Marion Barry, seeking a Board of Education at-large seats, casts his ballot at Cardozo High School. (Douglas Chevalier/The Washington Post)

A run for citywide office

Barry wins a D.C. school board election after running against incumbent Anita L. Allen. He is later elected president of the school board.


Barry marries

Barry marries Mary Treadwell. They divorced in 1977. She was convicted in 1983 of conspiring to defraud the federal government and low-income tenants.

After winning a seat on the school board in 1971, Barry stands with his wife to his left. (Ellsworth Davis/The Washington Post)

SEPT. 10, 1974

A spot on the city council

Barry wins his bid to become an at-large member of the D.C. City Council.

MARCH 9, 1977

Barry recovers after being shot. (Bob Burchette/The Washington Post)

Barry shot

Barry is shot near his heart by radical Black Muslims who attacked the District’s city hall and took hostages.

JAN. 21, 1978

At Kingsman School, Barry announces his run for D.C. mayor. (James M. Thresher/The Washington Post)

A first run for mayor

Barry announces he’ll run for mayor against one of his main rivals, incumbent Mayor Walter Washington.


Barry joined by his wife, Effi, and son, Christopher, as he announces his reelection campaign in March 1982. (Fred Sweets/The Washington Post)

Barry marries

Barry marries Effi Slaughter. The couple had one son, Christopher. They split up in 1993.

NOV. 7, 1978

Barry elected mayor

With the campaign slogan “Take A Stand,” Barry, then 42, wins the race for mayor.

Barry anticipates victory in the Democratic mayoral primary. He stands with his wife, Effi, at his Harambee House headquarters. (Joe Heiberger/The Washington Post)

JAN. 2, 1979

Taking the oath

Barry is sworn in by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. It is the start of a long run as mayor for Barry.


Mayor Marion Barry at a press conference in Washington on June 17, 1981. (Larry Morris/The Washington Post)

Money woes for city

Barry’s administration is forced to deal with a financial crisis.

NOV. 11, 1982

Re-elected for second term

Barry wins 82 percent of the vote in the general election.

Mayor Marion Barry heading into his second term. (Craig Herndon/The Washington Post)


City’s finances in trouble

Government spending skyrockets under Barry as he adopts policy of creating government jobs to deal with unemployment.

NOV. 4, 1986

Barry holds a post-election victory news conference. (Joel Richardson/The Washington Post)

Barry reelected for third term

Barry wins a third term as mayor of the District with 61 percent of the vote.

SEPT. 17, 1987

D.C. in bad shape

At a budget hearing, then-Sen. John C. Danforth (R-Mo.) told Barry, “Some governments are corrupt but are known for their competency in running the city. Others are incompetent but considered clean. [Washington’s] government is scandalously corrupt and hopelessly incompetent.”


City takes turn for the worse

The number of homicides in the city hits 368, a record-breaking number. This comes as the city’s deficit grows and services suffer.

JAN. 18, 1990

Barry arrested on cocaine charges

Barry is arrested on charges of possession of cocaine at what was then called the Vista International Hotel in downtown, as part of an undercover FBI investigation.

Undercover videotape of Marion Barry and Rasheeda Moore. (FBI photo)

JUNE 28, 1990

Quote of “bitch set me up” heard by jurors

The public sees its first screening of an FBI videotape of Barry’s arrest on drug charges and hears his well-known quote, “Bitch set me up,” referring to his former girlfriend, Hazel Diane “Rasheeda” Moore, a former model.

AUG. 10, 1990

Drug conviction

A federal jury convicts Barry on one charge of cocaine possession. He is acquitted on a second charge, and the jury was unable to reach a decision on 12 other charges.

OCT. 26, 1990

Barry sentenced

A judge says Barry violated the public’s trust and sentences him to six months in prison. He also enters a seven-week drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

NOV. 6, 1990

Barry wipes away perspiration as he gives a concession speech after failing to win a seat on the city council. (Ron Thomas/ Reuter)

Failing to win a council seat

Barry suffers the first defeat of his political career. He loses a race after running for an at-large seat. He finished third with 20 percent of the vote.


D.C. crime rises

D.C. has more than 400 homicides in the year, making its murder rate among the highest in the nation and giving it the nickname “murder capital.”


Barry ends tenure as mayor

Barry’s run as mayor comes to an end, as Sharon Pratt Dixon succeeded him as mayor.

OCT. 25, 1991

Headed to the big house

Barry reports to a minimum-security federal prison in Petersburg, Va., and begins to serve his six-month sentence.

APRIL 24, 1992

Released from prison

After serving a six-month sentence in federal prison, Barry returns to Washington.

JUNE 21, 1992

Another run for office

Barry runs for a Ward 8 City Council seat under the slogan “He may not be perfect, but he’s perfect for D.C.”


Serving more

Barry wins a Ward 8 council seat and serves two years.


Barry marries

Barry marries Cora Masters, a political science professor at the University of the District of Columbia. They separated in 2002.

Barry and Cora Masters Barry at a rally in Oct. 1995. (Craig Herndon/The Washington Post)

MAY 21, 1994

A fourth term?

Barry takes on Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly while seeking a fourth term as mayor.

NOV. 9, 1994

People in the audience listen to Barry’s speech at his inauguration at the UDC gym on Jan. 3, 1995. (Frank Johnson/The Washington Post)

Barry wins 4th term as mayor

Barry wins the general election with 56 percent of vote, beating Republican council member Carol Schwartz. In another famous Barry quote, he tells those who opposed his mayoral campaign to “get over it.”

APRIL 1995

Congress steps in

Congress approves legislation to create a financial control board for D.C. The move effectively ends home rule for the city and allows for the authority to overrule the decisions of Barry and the City Council.

SEPT. 14, 1995

Barry investigated

A Philadelphia clothing designer allegedly sold suits to Barry at a discount.

OCT. 18, 1995

MCI Center construction starts

Barry and then-sports team owner Abe Pollin toss shovelfuls of dirt at the groundbreaking of what was then called the MCI Center, now the Verizon Center. The project would become the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown.

Barry and Pollin kick off the groundbreaking of the MCI Center. (Dudley M. Brooks/The Washington Post)


Prostate surgery

Barry undergoes surgery for prostate cancer. His doctor calls him “a picture-perfect case” and predicts a full recovery.

APRIL 28, 1996

A sudden leave

Barry cites a renewed focus on his health and ongoing recovery from drug and alcohol addiction while taking a leave from office.

MAY 14, 1996

Barry returns to work

After a break, Barry stresses “I’m all right” and comes back to the office.

NOV. 16, 1996

Takeover of D.C. schools

A retired Army general and a new board of trustees takes over city schools under the D.C. Financial Control Board, saying the system is in a “state of emergency.”

MAY 21, 1998

No more terms

Barry says he won’t seek a fifth term as mayor.

JAN. 2, 1999

Barry out

Barry leaves office for the last time, saying “I believe I’ve been a good mayor.” He is succeeded by his former chief financial officer Anthony A. Williams.


Busted for drugs

U.S. Park Police say they found Barry with traces of marijuana and crack cocaine at Buzzard Point in Southwest Washington.

SEPT. 15, 2004

Another comeback

Barry defeats council member Sandy Allen in Ward 8 race. He promises “there’s a new Ward 8 a-comin'” in his victory speech.

OCT. 29, 2005

A guilty plea

Barry is under investigation for failing to file federal income tax returns and pay taxes. He pleads guilty for failing to pay most of his income taxes for five years after he left D.C. government in 1999.

JAN. 3, 2006

Robbed at gunpoint

Gunmen rob Barry after helping him with groceries to his apartment in Southeast. He asks that the two men turn themselves in to police.

JAN. 11, 2006

Testing positive for cocaine

In a drug check, Barry tests positive for cocaine use the previous fall.

MARCH 7, 2006

Baseball gains support from Barry

Barry among council members who voted in favor of giving one of the most generous public stadium deals ever for Washington Nationals team.

Barry with fellow council members during the troubled negotiations over financing Nationals Park. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

FEB. 22, 2009

A new kidney

Barry gets kidney from fundraiser and pharmaceutical representative Kim Dickens. She once said of Barry: “And if there is no need, he will create the need for you to be with him. He knows how to get into your life.”

Kim Dickens offered her kidney to Barry. (Courtesy of Blitzassociates LLC)

JULY 7, 2009

Accusations of stalking

Barry arrested by U.S. Park Police on misdemeanor stalking charge in incident with his ex-girlfriend Donna Watts-Brighthaupt

FEB. 17, 2010

Where’s the money?

Hired by D.C. Council, investigators accuse council member Barry of public corruption. They say he secured a $15,000 contract for his ex-girlfriend and took a cut for himself.

MARCH 2, 2010

A removal of power

After allegations of public corruption, council votes to censure Barry.

D.C. Council voted to censure Barry after allegations that he improperly awarded a city contract to a former girlfriend. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

MARCH 24, 2011

Woman says Barry exposed himself

Barry appears in court on charges that he exposed himself to a woman in an airport bathroom. Barry ordered to pay $35,000 in damages.

Barry spoke to reporters outside of court. (James A. Parcell/The Washington Post)

MAY 24, 2012

Making a gaffe

Barry tries to mend relations with Asians after saying they keep “dirty shops” in Ward 8.

FEB. 19, 2013

House for sale

Barry’s house on Suitland Road in SE goes up for sale at a price of $469,000.

Barry’s mayoral home goes up for sale. (MRIS)

JULY 11, 2013

Illegal gifts cost Barry fine

The District’s ethics board delivered its most substantial sanction to date of an elected official, censuring Barry and fining him $13,600 for accepting illegal gifts from city contractors.

Marion Barry reported receiving gifts in 2012 from two District construction companies. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

JAN. 20, 2014

Barry enters hospital

Barry is in the hospital for a blood infection.

FEB. 11, 2014

Sick again

Barry returns to hospital for urinary track infection, two weeks after an extended hospitalization.

JUNE 3, 2014

The “real story”

Autobiography called “Mayor for Life” promises to tell Barry’s life story.

JUNE 16, 2014

New memoir tries to recast legacy

With the release of the 336-page autobiography “Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.,” the time for pride and introspection has come for Barry.

NOV. 23, 2014

Barry dies

Barry died a few hours after being released from Howard University Hospital following a brief stay. His death was announced by his family in a statement released through a spokeswoman.

GRAPHIC: Dana Hedgpeth – The Washington Post.

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