(June 17, 1980-August 14, 2016)
Born in Washington, District of Columbia
Son of Washington, DC, Mayor Marion Barry and his third wife, Effi Barry
Founded a construction firm, Efficiency Contractors, LLC
Died of an apparent drug overdose
Why he might be annoying
During one of his many arrests (usually for drug possession), he put a police officer in a headlock and punched him in the face (2005).
During another bust, he jumped out the first-floor window as police entered his apartment (2011).
When a bank teller refused to let him withdraw $20,000 from an already overdrawn account, he told her ‘I’m going to have someone waiting for you when you get off, bitch’ and destroyed a security camera (January 13, 2015).
For most of his life, he went by his middle name. He did not begin calling himself ‘Marion’ until he ran for his late father’s city council seat.
He finished in sixth place with 8% of the vote (April 28, 2015).
Why he might not be annoying
He had to be withdrawn from an elementary school because of the teasing he received from other students about his father’s troubles with drugs and women.
He named his construction business to honor his mother (note the first four letters).
He said about his relationship with his father, ‘I would have wished he was there more. But he was more concerned about politics.’
Credit: C. Fishel
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