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Barber Conable
President of the World Bank Group
In office
July 1, 1986 â€“ September 1, 1991
Preceded by Tom Clausen
Succeeded by Lewis Preston
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York’s 30th district
In office
January 3, 1983 â€“ January 3, 1985
Preceded by David Martin
Succeeded by Fred Eckert
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York’s 35th district
In office
January 3, 1973 â€“ January 3, 1983
Preceded by James Hanley
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York’s 37th district
In office
January 3, 1965 â€“ January 3, 1973
Preceded by Harold Ostertag
Succeeded by Thaddeus Dulski
Member of the New York Senate
from the 53rd district
In office
January 1, 1963 â€“ December 31, 1964
Preceded by Austin Erwin
Succeeded by Kenneth Willard
Personal details
Born (1922-11-02)November 2, 1922
Warsaw, New York, U.S.
Died November 30, 2003(2003-11-30) (aged 81)
Sarasota, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Charlotte Williams
Alma mater Cornell University

I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision.
Barber Conable
Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision.
Barber Conable
Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
Barber Conable
Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
Barber Conable