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Encyclopedia > Joseph W. Barr

Joseph Walker Barr (January 17, 1918February 23, 1996) was an American businessman and politician. January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Born in Vincennes, Indiana, he graduated from DePauw University in 1939 and earned a master's degree in economics from Harvard University in 1941. The city of Vincennes is the county seat of Knox County, Indiana. ... Founded in 1837, DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, is a selective private liberal arts college with a 2002 enrollment of 2,339. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...


He served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945, during the Second World War, with subchaser duty in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. He received a Bronze Star for sinking a submarine off Anzio Beach. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... A submarine chaser is a small and fast naval vessel specially intended for anti-submarine warfare. ... Satellite image Map of the Mediterranean Sea The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. ... The Bronze Star Medal is a United States Armed Forces individual military decoration and is the fourth highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service. ... USS Los Angeles A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate underwater. ...

Barr's signature, as used on American currency
Barr's signature, as used on American currency

After Barr returned from the war he engaged in the operation of grain elevators, theaters, real estate and publishing businesses. He was elected as a Democrat to the 86th Congress (1959–1961). He lost the 1960 election was appointed assistant for congressional relations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and then in 1963 was appointed Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He was Undersecretary of the Treasury from 1965 to 1968 during the administration of President Lyndon Johnson, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from December 21, 1968, to January 20, 1969, the shortest term of any Treasury Secretary. Because of this, US currency bearing his signature is said by some to be rare and hard to find. This is, for the most part, false. Image File history File links Joseph W. Barrs signature, used on American currency. ... Image File history File links Joseph W. Barrs signature, used on American currency. ... This article is about grain elevators. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Publishing is the activity of putting information into the public arena. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was created by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


Barr was president and chairman of American Security and Trust Company from 1969 to 1974 and chairman of Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta from 1977 to 1981. He died in 1996 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.


This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...



Preceded by:
Henry H. Fowler
United States Secretary of the Treasury
19681969
Succeeded by:
David M. Kennedy


Henry Hammill Fowler (September 5, 1908–January 3, 2000) was an American lawyer and politician. ... John W. Snow, the current Secretary of the Treasury. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... For the American historian, see David M. Kennedy (historian). ...


External link

  • US Treasury - Biography of Secretary Joseph W. Barr

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Joseph W. Barr - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (338 words)
Joseph Walker Barr (January 17, 1918–February 23, 1996) was an American businessman and politician.
After Barr returned from the war he engaged in the operation of grain elevators, theaters, real estate and publishing businesses.
Barr was president and chairman of American Security and Trust Company from 1969 to 1974 and chairman of Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta from 1977 to 1981.
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