Latest from Bart Barnes

Stanley Harris, U.S. attorney and federal judge, dies at 93

As U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia in 1982 and 1983, he supervised the prosecution of John W. Hinckley Jr. for the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan.
  • Aug 25, 2021

Montgomery Meigs, who led U.S. Army in Europe, dies at 76

The four-star general also oversaw NATO peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia.
  • Jul 13, 2021

Stuart Freudberg, executive at Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, dies at 67

He spearheaded the agency’s efforts for cleaner water in the Potomac and Anacostia rivers.
  • Jun 22, 2021

Robert L. Smith, who led Sidwell Friends School, dies at 96

He served as headmaster of the elite private school from 1965 to 1978.
  • May 30, 2021

Frank Schlesinger, architect who helped revive Pennsylvania Avenue, dies at 95

He designed dozens of commercial and residential buildings.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Walter F. Mondale, Carter’s vice president who lost White House bid, dies at 93

A former Democratic senator from Minnesota and vice president, his unusually candid and forward-looking bid for the pinnacle of American politics was blocked by President Ronald Reagan’s landslide reelection victory in 1984.
  • Apr 19, 2021

Andy Ockershausen, D.C. broadcast executive, dies at 92

He spent 27 years as general manager of WMAL radio and was a popular luncheon speaker, a presence at charitable and sporting events, and a well-connected member of the District’s Board of Trade.
  • Mar 20, 2021

Brian Barger, journalist who helped unravel Iran-contra scandal, dies at 68

A former reporter for the Associated Press and The Washington Post, he spent recent years as a full-time volunteer with immigrants’ rights organizations.
  • Mar 15, 2021

Joy Kaiser, whose philanthropy helped address injustices in South African health care, dies at 90

By the time it closed in 2007, the Medical Education for South African Blacks had collected more than $27 million in gifts and grants to train more than 10,000 physicians, dentists, nurses and hospital technicians.
  • Feb 22, 2021

John Moylan, who led DeMatha High School for decades, dies at 88

When appointed principal in 1968, he was the first lay person to head a Catholic school in the Washington archdiocese. He expanded the academic curriculum at a school known as a sports powerhouse.
  • Feb 1, 2021