Barr Congressional Papers Collection Open at UWG

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The University of West Georgia will host a reception to mark the opening of former U.S. Congressman Bob Barr’s Congressional Papers on Wednesday, May 15, at UWG’s Ingram Library. Barr, who will be in attendance, will begin opening remarks at 2:00 p.m. The reception will last until 3:30 p.m. in the Thomas B. Murphy Reading Room at Ingram Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna, president of UWG, will also contribute to the opening remarks, and Dr. Daniel Williams, associate professor of history at UWG, will present a brief discussion on the conservative Congress of the 1990s as context for Barr’s collection.

Barr served four terms from 1995 to 2003 representing the 7th District. During his tenure, he was a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, vice chair of the Government Reform Committee, and a member of the Committees on Financial Services and Veterans Affairs.

One of his lasting legacies came from his activities on the Judiciary Committee in developing a case against President Bill Clinton for impeachable offenses. Barr donated his Congressional Papers to the Annie Belle Weaver Special Collections in 2010. He recently has announced his intention to run for the Congressional seat vacated by Dr. Phil Gingrey this year.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Durham at sdurham@westga.edu or call 678-839-5350.