To recognize the achievements of Barber Conable, one of the most respected members of the House of Representatives in the 20th century, the Bipartisan Policy Center is hosting a panel discussion and reception to mark last year’s publication of The Congressional Journal of Barber B. Conable, Jr., 1968–1984, edited by Bill Kauffman. This fall marks the centennial anniversary of Conable’s birth.
Former Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor Al Hunt, who covered Conable as a congressional correspondent, will lead a conversation that will include two former colleagues of Rep. Conable: Reps. Jim Jones (D-OK) and Henson Moore (R-LA. The panel will probe Conable’s life and political career, as well as reflect on the transformation of Congress in the half-century since he left Capitol Hill.
Al Hunt | Former Wall Street Journal executive Washington editor
Jane Conable Schmieder | Daughter of Barber Conable
Jim Jones | Former Democratic U.S. Representative from Oklahoma
Bill Kauffman | Editor of The Congressional Journal of Barber B. Conable, Jr., 1968-1984
Henson Moore | Former Republican U.S. Representative from Louisiana