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BARR, Bob, a Representative from Georgia; born in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, November 5, 1948; graduated, Community High School, Tehran, Iran, 1966; B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1970; M.A., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1972; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1977; Central Intelligence Agency, 1970-1978; United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1986-1990; anti-drug coordinator for Department of Justice, Southeastern United States, 1986-1990; head, Public Corruption Subcommittee for United States Attorney General, 1987-1988; president, Southeastern Legal Foundation, 1990-1991; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1992; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2003); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1998 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of President William Jefferson Clinton; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002; unsuccessful Libertarian Party candidate for election for President of the United States in 2008; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress in 2014.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of West Georgia
Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections, Ingram Library

Carrollton, GA
Papers: 1994-2003, 301.15 linear feet. The collection, donated by Congressman Bob Barr, covers Barr’s years in the U.S. House of Representatives 1995-2003. The papers, correspondence, and documents refer to the topics, issues, and controversies the congressman involved himself in during his tenure. The files in this compilation include letters and memoranda to and from many important political and national figures that Barr interacted with on a daily basis. A finding aid is available in the repository and online:

University of Georgia Libraries
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

Athens, GA
Audiovisual materials: In the Martha Zoller Papers, Series II. Audiovisual Materials, 1996-2009, 1096 items. Persons represented include Bob Barr.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1992, 1 commercial on 1 videocassette. The commercial was used during Bob Barr's 1992 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, Republican Party.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library

Richmond, VA
Papers: In the Heslip M. "Happy" Lee Papers, 1915-2003, 15.1 linear feet. Persons represented include Bob Barr.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Barr, Bob. The Meaning of Is: The Squandered Impeachment and Wasted Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton. Atlanta, Ga.: Stroud & Hall Publishing, 2004.

"Bob Barr" In Profiles In Character: The Values that Made America. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1996.

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