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2014 11 23 13 9 17

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)

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2014 11 23 13 8 37

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)

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2014 11 23 13 7 21

Mayor Marion Barry arrives at a meeting of the Financial Control Board at the headquarters on Thomas Circle in Northwest on June 10, 1996. (Kevin T. Gilbert/The Washington Times)

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2014 11 23 13 5 56

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)

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2014 11 23 13 5 8

Rep. Connie Morella and Mayor Marion Barry answer questions from the press after the mayor payed her a visit on Capitol Hill on Feb. 18, 1997. (Kenneth Lambert/The Washington Times)

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2014 11 23 13 3 44

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)

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2014 11 23 13 2 52

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)

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2014 11 23 13 0 16

Mayoral candidate Anthony A. Wiliams banters with then-Mayor Marion Barry during last-minute Election Day campaigning in Southeast on Nov. 3, 1998. (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)

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2014 11 23 12 59 7

Marion Barry in a 1969 police booking mug.

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2014 11 23 12 57 57

Mayor Marion Barry introduces Chicago Deputy Police Superintendent Charles H. Ramsey as the District's new police chief at a news conference on April 2, 1998. (Associated Press/Leslie E. Kossoff)

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2014 11 23 12 57 40

Mayor Marion Barry with his son, Christopher, as he prepares to meet reporters on May 21, 1998, to announce he would not seek a fifth term as mayor. (Associated Press/George Bridges)

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2014 11 23 12 55 51

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)

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2014 11 23 12 54 6

The Nine Lives of Marion Barry

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2014 11 23 12 53 24

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).

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2014 11 23 12 53 3

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)

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry served six months in federal prison for a 1990 drug conviction after a high-profile sting operation by the FBI and city police. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Then-D.C. Mayor Marion Barry hugs his son, Christopher, in 1998. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** D.C. Council member Marion Barry (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)