Marion Barry Quotes (8 quotes)
Source: USA Today: Mar 24, 1989. pg. 02.A
“They made all this up to justify questioning me. It's all made up. I don't know what happened. Whatever they say was all made up.”
Responding to allegations by Park Police that he was found with a white substance under his nose and trace amounts of cocaine in his car.
“There is a sort of an unwritten code in Washington, among the underworld and the hustlers and these other guys that I am their friend.”
Explaining why he was upset at being robbed at gunpoint.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMarion Barry
Born: March 6, 1936 (age 82)
Bio: Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. is an American Democratic politician who is currently serving as a member of the Council of the District of Columbia, representing DC's Ward 8. Barry served as the second elected mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth mayor from 1995 to 1999. In addition to his current term, Barry also served two other tenures on the D.C.
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