• "Damn. Accidentally came across this news this evening. Paul..."
    - Patrick Casey
  • "My condolences to Paul's family. He was a great colleague..."
    - Nathan Richman
  • "What a fabulous colleague! Paul put us all to shame with..."
    - Deborah Mathis
  • "I enjoyed talking and working with Paul at Tax Analysts,..."
    - David van den Berg
  • "Paul was the most tenacious reporter I have ever known. And..."
    - Rex Nelson


1957 ~ 2016  

Award-winning journalist Paul Chastain Barton, born November 16, 1957, Midland, Texas, died June 6, 2016, at his home in Arlington, VA. A tenacious reporter, he tackled specialized assignments in politics, civil rights, environmental issues, social services, and the intersection of politics and federal tax policy.
His 34-year career included covering Bill Clinton during his Arkansas governorship, interviews with President George W. Bush and serving as Washington Bureau Chief for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He also wrote for Capitol News Connection, Gannett-USA Today and, most recently, Tax Analysts.
Barton and wife Mary Ann co-authored Campaign: A Cartoon History of Bill Clinton''s Race for the White House published by the University of Arkansas Press, 1993. Recently, he was working on a book about Texas A&M graduates'' experiences in the Vietnam Tet Offensive,
Barton, an ardent alum of Texas A&M University, is survived by wife, Mary Ann Busby Barton; daughter, Katherine Hays Barton and siblings, Joel Barton, Ashburn, VA, Ellen Morrison, Austin, TX, and David Barton, Amelia Island, FL. Memorial service: June 18, 11 a.m., Christ Church, 118 Washington St., Alexandria, VA.

Published in The Washington Post on June 9, 2016
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