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date: 12 July 2020

Barry, Marion S., Jr.locked

(6 Mar. 1936–23 Nov. 2014)
  • Chris Myers Asch
  •  and George Derek Musgrove

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Barry, Marion S., Jr. (6 Mar. 1936–23 Nov. 2014), four-term mayor of Washington, D.C., was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, the third of ten children to two sharecroppers, Mattie Carr and Marion Barry, Sr. His father left the family and his mother moved to Memphis, Tennessee, when Marion was five years old. She married a widowed butcher, Prince Jones, and the couple raised eight children. Entrepreneurial and driven, Marion excelled at Booker T. Washington High School, graduating in ...

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