Marion Barry, Jr.

Marion Barry, Jr. (HM25UP)

Location: Washington, DC 20229
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N 38° 53.725', W 77° 1.848'

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(1936 - 2014)

—“Mayor for Life” —


Marion Barry, Jr.
(1936 - 2014)

"Mayor for Life"

His fervor for justice, fairness, and equality led him to become a champion of the people.

[Left of front:]

Marion Barry, Jr., held elected office in the District of Columbia for 35 years. He was elected President of the District of Columbia School Board in 1972. He was elected the second Mayor of Washington, DC, from 1979 to 1991, and served again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. He also served on the Council of the District of Columbia, beginning as an at-large member of the first elected City Council from 1975 to 1979 and later serving the residents of Ward 8 from 1993 to 1995, and again from 2005 until his death on November 23, 2014.

[Right of front:]

"Most people don't know me...they don't know about all of the fighting I've done to manage a government that was progressive and more oriented to uplift the people rather than to suppress them. That's what I want my legacy to be. I was a freedom fighter, and a fighter for the economic livelihood of not only black people but all people."

Marion Barry, Jr.
Exerpts from his autobiography
Mayor for Life:
The Incredible Story of Marion Barry,


HM NumberHM25UP
Year Placed2018
Placed ByExecutive Office of the Mayor in partnership with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Marion Barry Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323883 N 4307131
Decimal Degrees38.89541667, -77.03080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.725', W 77° 1.848'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 43.5" N, 77° 1' 50.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 358-398 13 1/2 St NW, Washington DC 20229, US
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