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Barr McClellan

Barr McClellan is a respected attorney, who represented President Lyndon Johnson and his interests from 1966 through 1971. He served primarily through Texas power attorney Edward Clark and Johnson business attorney Don Thomas, advising on political strategy, campaign contributions, attorney-client privilege issues, television and labor disputes. He was also personal attorney for Clark in seeking an assassination bonus from Big Oil interests in Dallas, an effort that included two major lawsuits.

A practicing attorney representing many of the major energy companies in Texas in many key cases, McClellan also obtained a Supreme Court ruling to protect parklands from freeways. Other notable cases included litigation for exploding Ford Pintos, tobacco-caused cancer expenses on the health system, licensing and regulation of cell phones, union-management disputes, and several business tort cases.

An honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he received bachelor and law degrees there. Now residing in Gulfport, Mississippi with his wife Cecile, he has five sons and a daughter. Two of Barr's sons hold highly visible government offices: Scott McClellan is the White House Press Secretary and Mark McClellan is the Director of the Food & Drug Administration.

At one-time a TV narrator, he is now completing two books on his experiences while representing Johnson. Previous homes have been in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. During his childhood, Barr lived in Maracaibo, Venezuela for six years and is conversant in Spanish.

Tantor selections by this narrator:

Blood, Money & Power
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