BARTON, Joe Linus, a Representative from Texas; born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex.,
September 15, 1949; graduated from Waco High School, Waco, Tex., 1968; B.A.,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex., 1972; M.S., Purdue University,
West Lafayette, Ind., 1973; business executive; White House Fellowship, served
as aide to Secretary of Energy James B. Edwards, 1981-1982; elected as a
Republican to the Ninety-ninth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses
(January 3, 1985-present); chair, Committee on Energy and Commerce (One Hundred
Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).