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Appointment of Haley Barbour as Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs

April 24, 1985

The President today announced the appointment of Haley Barbour to be Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs.

He has been a partner in the law firm of Henry, Barbour & DeCell and is also a director of the Deposit Guaranty Corp. He is on the board of the Deposit Guaranty National Bank. From 1973 to 1976, he served as the executive director of the Mississippi Republican Party and of the Southern Association of Republican State Chairmen. He was the Republican nominee in the 1982 Mississippi Senate race against Senator John Stennis.

He graduated from the University of Mississippi (J.D., 1973). He is married, has two children, and resides in Crystal City, VA. He was born October 22, 1947, in Yazoo City, MS.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Haley Barbour as Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260271

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