Joseph Walker BARR, Congress, IN

BARR, Joseph Walker, a Representative from Indiana; born in Bicknell, Knox County, Ind., January 17, 1918; graduated from DePauw University in 1939 and from Harvard University in 1941; served in the United States Navy, 1942-1945, with subchaser duty in the Mediterranean and Atlantic; received Bronze Star for sinking submarine off Anzio Beach; engaged in the operation of grain elevators, theaters, real-estate, and publishing business; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; appointed assistant for congressional relations to the Secretary of the Treasury, 1961; appointed Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1963; Under Secretary of the Treasury, 1965-1968; appointed by President Johnson as Secretary of the Treasury, December 21, 1968, to January 20, 1969; president and chairman, American Security and Trust Company, 1969-1974; chairman, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, 1977-1981; died February 23, 1996 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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