National GOP Chairman Haley Barbour Visits DePauw Today
November 8, 1993
November 8, 1993, Greencastle, Ind. - Haley Barbour, national chairman of the Republican Party, has a clear goal: making Bill Clinton a one-term president. Barbour is coming to DePauw University to tell a Politics and Media class how that effort is going. The class will meet from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on today in the Center for Contemporary Media, Watson Forum. The event is open to the campus community and local residents.
Professor Ken Bode, director of the Center for Contemporary Media and a political correspondent for CNN, teaches the class.
Barbour worked on President Reagan's staff and led state, regional and national campaign efforts for Presidents Bush, Ford and Nixon.
For Reagan, Barbour was deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Political Affairs-serving as Reagan's chief adviser on political activity nationwide.
Barbour was senior adviser to Bush during the 1988 campaign and also directed the Southern Republican Primary Project, the party's "Super Tuesday" primary election effort that Bush won decisively.
He also directed Ford's 1976 campaign in seven states and worked in Nixon's Mississippi campaigns in 1968 and 1972.
From 1973 to 1976, Barbour was executive director of the Mississippi Republican Party and led the Southern Association of Republican State Chairmen. He has been a G.O.P. national committeeman from Mississippi since 1984.
In 1982, Barbour ran as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Mississippi but lost to long-time Democratic Sen. John Stennis.
Barbour left his law practice in 1985 to work with Reagan after 13 previous years as a partner in the firm of Henry, Barbour and DeCell of Yazoo City, Mississippi, which is still Barbour's family's home. Barbour received his law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1973. He left a law partnership with Barbour and Rogers to take his current position.Back