Barr, Joseph Walker, 1918-1996


Barr, Joseph Walker, 1918-1996


Bio: Joseph Walker Barr (b. January 17, 1918-d. February 23, 1996) was an assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury from 1961 to 1964, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from 1964 to 1965, Under Secretary of the Treasury from 1965 to 1968, and Secretary of the Treasury from 1968 to 1969.


Under Secretary of Treasury Joe Barr. Cabinet Meeting, Cabinet Room, White House, Washington DC, 12/14/1966. Photo # c4089-15 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: U.S. Congressman, Indiana, 1959-1961; Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury, 1961-1964; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1964-1965; Under Secretary of the Treasury, 1965-1968; Secretary of the Treasury, 1968-1969