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Lawyer , United States Representative from Georgia

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.

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 separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

The distinctive feature of the Baptist Churches is that lay people are involved in decision making.

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other 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:
Ruth Barrow

James Barrow