Melanie Margaret Cecilia Barber, American lawyer. Bar: Mississippi 1987, District of Columbia 1992, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Mississippi 1987, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1987. Honor scholar, 1976-1980. Member Mississippi Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Mary Baldwin College Alumnae Association, Phi Delta Phi.
Lyndon Johnson intern to congressman United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1976, staff assistant to congressmen, 1979-1981. Lyndon Johnson intern United States Senate, 1978. Law clerk Justice Department Executive Office for United States Attorneys, 1982, United States Army, Alexandria, Virginia, 1983.
Lawyer Democratic National Committee, Washington, 1984-1986, legislation assistant, 1986-1987, counsel merchant marine subcommittee, 1987-1988. Counsel merchant marine and fisheries committee Coast Guard Working Group, House of Representatives, 1989-1993. Appropriations counsel Congressman David Price, since 1993.