Marion Barry

Marion Barry, Former Mayor of D.C. Has Kidney Transplant

February 25, 2009
by Lynn Shapiro, Writer
Marion Barry, 72, the infamous former mayor of Washington and current District of Columbia Council member, has had a kidney transplant at Howard University Hospital, AP reported. The donor was a friend, a spokesman for Barry said.

Barry served four terms as mayor. During his third term, in 1990, he was caught in an FBI sting and videotaped in a hotel room smoking crack. He served six months in jail. Apparently voters objected to the sting; they elected him to a fourth term in 1994 and then made him a councilman.