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Marion Berry

Marion BerryAKA Robert Marion Berry

Born: 27-Aug-1942
Birthplace: Stuttgart, AR

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Arkansas, 1997-2011

Rice and soybean farmer and pharmacist elected to Congress in 1996, succeeding Blanche Lincoln. Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat, generally opposing abortion, gay rights. Supported the 2002 Iraq war resolution, 2008 GM/Chrysler and Wall Street bailouts, 2009 economic stimulus. Opposed 2010 health care reform. Back-bencher, but made headlines in 2007 for calling Rep Adam Putnam (R-Florida) a "Howdy Doody looking nimrod" on the House floor. Defeated for re-election in 2010 by Republican Rick Crawford.

Not to be confused with former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry.

Wife: Carolyn Lowe (m. 1962)
Daughter: Ann Coggin
Son: Mitchell

    High School: DeWitt High School, DeWitt, AR (1960)
    University: BS Pharmacy, University of Arkansas (1965)

    US Congressman, Arkansas 1st (1997-2011)
    White House Staff White House Domestic Policy Council (1993-96)
    White House Staff Special Asst. to Bill Clinton for Agricultural Trade & Food Assistance (1993-96)
    Arkansas State Official Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission (1986-94)
    City Council Gillett, AR (1976-80)
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors

Official Website:
http://www.house.gov/berry/


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