BARKLEY, Dean, (1950 - )

Senate Years of Service: 2002-2003
Party: Independence Party (Minnesota)

BARKLEY, Dean, a Senator from Minnesota; born August 31, 1950, in Annandale, Minn.; graduated Annandale High School 1968; B.S., University of Minnesota 1972; J.D., University of Minnesota 1976; practiced law in Minnesota; president, Dayton’s Furniture in Annandale 1988-1991; founder and chair, Minnesota Reform Party, later Minnesota Independence Party; unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1992; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senate in 1994 and 1996; appointed on November 4, 2002, to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Paul D. Wellstone; took the oath of office in Minnesota on November 5, 2002, and in open session of the Senate on November 12, 2002, and served until January 3, 2003.