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John Jenkins Barrow

John Jenkins Barrow, United States Representative from Georgia, lawyer. Bar: Georgia, United States District Court (northern and middle districts) Georgia, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit), United States Court Appeals (5th circuit). Commissioner Athens-Clarke County Commission, Athens, 1990-2004. Member Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Association Trial Lawyers American.

Background

  • Barrow, John Jenkins was born on October 31, 1955 in Athens, Georgia, United States. Son of James and Phyllis (Jenkins) Barrow.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Georgia, 1976. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1979.

    Career

    • Clerk to Honorary Tom Clark United States Court Appeals, Tampa, Florida, 1979-1981. Associate Winburn & Associates, Athens, Georgia, 1981-1983. Partner Winburn, Lewis Barrow & Stolz, PC, 1983—2004.

      Member United States Congress from 12th Georgia district, since 2005, member education and workforce committee, agriculture committee & small business committee, ranking member subcommittee on rural enterprise, agriculture, and technical. Member review panel State Bar Disciplinary Board, 1997-1999. Member Georgia Committee on Continuing Lawyer Competency, 1984-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia, United States District Court (northern and middle districts) Georgia, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit), United States Court Appeals (5th circuit).

    Politics

    The belief in religious freedom and its corollary, the separation of the institutions of church and state, come from the commitment to the authority of the Bible.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Only adults could be baptized and only by total immersion in water.

    Views

    The family is the most basic of human institutions through which people are nurtured and sustained in love, responsibility, and respect.

    Membership

    Commissioner Athens-Clarke County Commission, Athens, 1990-2004. Member Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Association Trial Lawyers American.

    Personality

    Interests

    Politics, tennis, backpacking, sports.

    Connections

    • Married Victoria Pentlarge, December 19, 1953. Children: James, Ruth.
    • father: James Barrow
    • mother: Phyllis (Jenkins) Barrow
    • spouse: Victoria Pentlarge
    • children: James Barrow
    • Ruth Barrow
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    Born October 31, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1976
      University Georgia
    • 1979
      Harvard University
    • 1979 - 1981
      Clerk, to Honorary Tom Clark United States Court Appeals
      Tampa, Florida, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      associate, Winburn & Associates
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1983 - 2004
      partner, Winburn