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Joseph W. Barr
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Birth Date:January 17, 1918
Astrology Sign:Capricron
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
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Died Date:February 23, 1996

Occupation:US Politician

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Joseph W. Barr

Biography:Joseph W. Barr (January 17, 1918-February 23, 1996) was an American businessman and politician.

Born in Vincennes, Indiana, he graduated from DePauw University in 1939, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and earned a master's degree in economics from Harvard University in 1941.

He served in the United States Navy from 1942 to 1945, during World War II, with subchaser duty in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. He received a Bronze Star for sinking a submarine off Anzio Beach.

After Barr returned from the war he engaged in the operation of grain elevators, theaters, real estate and publishing businesses. He was elected as a Democrat to the 86th United States Congress (1959-1961). He lost the 1960 election was appointed assistant for congressional relations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and then in 1963 was appointed Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

He was Undersecretary of the Treasury from 1965 to 1968 during the administration of President Lyndon Johnson, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from December 21, 1968, to January 20, 1969, the shortest term of any Treasury Secretary. Because of this, US currency bearing his signature is said by some to be rare and hard to find. This is, for the most part, false.

Barr was president and chairman of American Security and Trust Company from 1969 to 1974 and chairman of Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta from 1977 to 1981. He died in 1996 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Preceded by: Henry H. Fowler United States Secretary of the Treasury 1968-1969 Succeeded by: David M. Kennedy United States Secretaries of the Treasury Hamilton • Wolcott • Dexter • Gallatin • Campbell • Dallas • Crawford • Rush • Ingham • McLane • Duane • Taney • Woodbury • Ewing • Forward • Spencer • Bibb • Walker • Meredith • Corwin • Guthrie • Cobb • Thomas • Dix • Chase • Fessenden • McCulloch • Boutwell • Richardson • Bristow • Morrill • Sherman • Windom • Folger • Gresham • McCulloch • Manning • Fairchild • Windom • Foster • Carlisle • Gage • Shaw • Cortelyou •

Chinese Horoscope for Joseph W. Barr
Includes characteristics and Vices
Joseph W. Barr's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1917 - February 10, 1918
Birthday: January 17, 1918

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Joseph W. Barr's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: January 17, 1918

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Joseph W. Barr's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: January 17, 1918

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Joseph W. Barr's Growth Tarot Card Justice

Birthday: January 17, 2018

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.




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