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Perry Oscar Barber,

Perry Oscar Barber,, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1963.

Background

Barber, Perry Oscar was born on August 23, 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of Perry Oscar and Laura Lee (Spires) Barber.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1963.

Career

Law clerk, United States Court Appeals for 5th Circuit, Houston, 1963-1964;staff assistant to, President of the United States, Washington, 1964-1966;associate, Baker & Botts, Houston and Washington, 1966-1971;partner, Baker & Botts, Houston and Washington, 1972-1977, 84-88;general counsel, director, member Executive Committee, Pennzoil Company, Houston, 1977-1984;executive vice president, general counsel, Cabot Corporation, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1988-1990;of counsel, Krist, Gunn, Weller, Neumann & Morrison, Houston, since 1990.

Religion

The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

Views

Christians with different interpretations of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.

Membership

Member advisory board International and Comparative Law Center, Southwestern Legal Foundation. Trustee Houston Legal Foundation, 1970-1971. Board directors Society Performing Arts, 1980-1984.

Advisory director New Century Fund, University Texas Law School, 1974-1975. Member Harris County Democratic Executive Committee, 1972-1973. Member American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Federal Bar Association, State Bar Texas, Texas Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Association.

Council on Foreign Relations, University Texas Law School Association (director 1977-1979) Clubs: Ramada (Houston), Metropolitan (Washington).

Connections

Son of Perry Oscar and Laura Lee (Spires) B. M. Mary Diane Petrella, October 4, 1975. Children: Perry Oscar III, Caroline Killough.

1 daughter by previous marriage, Shelley Anne.

Politics

Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.