The Barry Years: 1979-1999
Saturday, January 2, 1999; Page B01
For a last look back at the Barry years, Washington Post reporter Vanessa Williams asked four Washingtonians, both advocates and adversaries of Barry's, to take stock of their experiences.
Courtland Cox , a former student activist, led Barry's effort to open contracting opportunities to minority-owned businesses, a major success of the early years.
Maudine Cooper left her job at the National Urban League to work for Barry and later served as his chief of staff during his third term.
Joseph DiGenova was the U.S. attorney who clashed with Barry and his supporters over aggressive investigation of corruption in the mayor's administration.
Anne Mohnkern Renshaw is one of the voters whose changing opinions mirrored the shift in Barry's political base from his first election to his last.