D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, with Marion Barry at left and D.C. Council member Harry Thomas at right, casts the city delegations votes for President Clinton on Aug. 28, 1996 at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. (Cliff Owen/The Washington Times)
Mayor Marion Barry gets the microphone from Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania during a reception for Republicans on Aug. 11, 1996, in San Diego. Mr. Barry held the reception to show his appreciation for Republican support in Congress. (Associated Press/Bebeto Matthews)
D.C. Council member Marion Barry shakes hands with newly announced Washington Nationals Owner Theodore Lerner of the Lerner Group, after the announcement that the Lerners had been selected as owners of the Washington Nationals on May 3, 2006. (Saul McSween/The Washington Times)
Newly appointed D.C. Inspector General E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr. expresses some concern while attending a news conference with Mayor Marion Barry in which his appointment was made public on Dec. 30, 1997. (Cliff Owen/The Washington Times)
D.C. Mayor Marion Barry listened to the music during a gathering at the Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto outside Johannesburg on July 21, 1997. Mr. Barry was one of over 1,000 delegates for the fourth African African-American Summit to visit South Africa before attending the summit in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Associated Press/Lori Waselchuk)
D.C. Council member Marion Barry embraces Mayor Vincent C. Gray during a media availability to announce Mr. Barry's endorsement of Mr. Gray's bid for re-election on March 19, 2014. (Associated Press/Alex Brandon)
After being elected mayor for the third time, Marion Barry waves to the crowd with his opponent, Carol Schwartz, on Nov. 8, 1994. To the left is Rock Newman and to the right is Barry's wife Cora Masters-Barry. (Daniel Rosenbaum/The Washington Times).
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton during one of their many D.C. budget sessions during the long summer months in 1995. (Ross D. Franklin/The Washington Times)