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Frank David Barber, American lawyer. Bar: Mississippi 1958, District of Columbia 1958, United States District Court District of Columbia (District of Columbia Circuit) 1958, United States Supreme Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (5th, 11th circuits) 1981. Recipient Project Cairo award, American Association States & Local History, 1967.


Barber, Frank David was born on April 2, 1929 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. Son of Frank David and Mary Margaret (Venus) Barber.


Student, University Mississippi, 1947—1948. Postgraduate, University Mississippi, 1955. Bachelor, University Southern Mississippi, 1954.

Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1957.


Attorney General Legislation Investigating Committee, Jackson, Mississippi, 1958—1959. Member Mississippi State Senate, Jackson, 1960—1964. Executive assistant to governor Jackson, Mississippi, 1964—1968.

Attorney Mississippi Agriculture & Industrial Board, 1968—1972. Legislation assistant United States Sen. James O. Eastland, Washington, 1972—1978.

Private practice Jackson, since 1978. Delaware Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960, Atlanta, 88. Served with United States Army, 1948-1949, served with United States Army, 1950-1952.


Member of American Bar Association, Omicron Delta Kappa, Hinds County Bar Association, Mississippi History Society, Federal Bar Association, Mississippi State Bar Association, National Capital Democratic (Washington), University Club, Capital City Petroleum (Jackson), York Rite, Scottish Rite, Masons, Royal Architect, Alpha Gamma Rho, Pi Kappa Delta, Sigma Nu, Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Sarah Frances McMullan Barber, December 23, 1953 (divorced 1967). Children: Amanda, Frank David, Melanie, Annabel, John Paul. Married Mary Jane Burch Barber, December 28, 1974.

Children: Mary Jane Burch, William Cameron.