Tobias Barry

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Tobias Barry
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 39th district

In office
1960 – December 1974
Personal details
Born (1924-04-12)April 12, 1924
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died April 4, 2017(2017-04-04) (aged 92)
LaSalle, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Relations Tobias Barry Sr. (father)
Occupation lawyer

Tobias G. Barry, Jr. (April 12, 1924 – April 4, 2017) was an American politician in the state of Illinois.[1]

Barry was born in Chicago, the son of Tobias Barry, Sr., who also served in the Illinois House. A lawyer, he served in the Illinois House of Representatives as a Democratic member from 1960 to 1974. He is an alumnus of St. Bede Academy, LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby (LPO) Junior College, Marquette University, and the University of Notre Dame. Barry was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1952 and practiced law in Ladd, Illinois where he also lived. He served overseas with the United States Navy during World War II.[2] In 1974 he resigned his seat to become an Appellate Judge on the Third Judicial Court. He retired from the bench in 1994. In 2001, he was appointed as one of the commissioners of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC).[3] In 2002, Barry was appointed to serve on the Illinois Appellate Court for a second time for two years.[4] He is married with four children.[5] He retired from law practice in 2006.[6] A section of Interstate 39 is named in his honor.[7]


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