Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Jr. died yesterday, he was 78 years-old. His death shocked many Washingtonians even though he has been out of the spotlight for quite some years now. Marion Barry Jr. served 3 terms as Mayor until he was arrested on drug charges which resulted in him serving 6 months in jail. Fortunately, one bad decision did not stop him from serving his people. He served as part of the D.C. council for a total of 15 years and is most noted for his summer youth job programs, feeding the elderly, and his home buying assistance program.
Mayor Barrys family issued a statement Sunday:
It is with deep regret that the family of former Four-time D.C. Mayor, and Ward 8 City Councilman, Marion S. Barry, Jr., announces that he has passed.
R.I.P. Mayor Mario Barry, you touched many lives!! May your legacy live on!
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