Greg Barro

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Gregory John "Greg" Barro​

Louisiana State Senator for District 37 (Caddo and Bossier parishes)​
In office
1992​ – 1996​
Preceded by Sydney B. Nelson​
Succeeded by Max T. Malone

Born 1957​
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA​
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Karin Barro​

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barro, Sr.​​

Residence Shreveport, Louisiana​
Alma mater Captain Shreve High School​

Louisiana State University
​ LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center​

Occupation Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

Gregory John Barro, known as Greg Barro (born 1957), is an attorney in Shreveport, Louisiana, who served as a Democratic state senator from 1992 to 1996 for District 37 (Caddo and Bossier parishes) in the far northwestern portion of the state.[1]

Barro is a son of the late Albert Barro, Sr. His paternal grandparents are the late Abe and Pauline Aura Barro. His brother is Albert Barro, Jr., also of Shreveport.[2]

In 1987, Barro nearly unseated Republican State Representative Arthur W. "Art" Sour, Jr. (1924-2000) in House District 6. On November 16, 1991, Barro won his Senate seat in the same election in which the Democrat Edwin Edwards defeated former Ku Klux Klansman David Duke for governor.[3] Duke ran as a Republcian without official party support. The incumbent Democratic state senator, Sydney B. Nelson, a Shreveport lawyer, did not seek a fourth term in 1991.

Barro defeated Republican Ronald Bradford "Ron" Fayard (1946–2011), a 1964 graduate of Bossier High School and [4] a real estate agent from Bossier City, 59-41 percent.[3] In 1995, Barro ran a strong third in the nonpartisan blanket primary but lost a general election berth to another Democrat, Melissa Flournoy, a state representative who was in turn handily defeated by the Republican Max T. Malone of Shreveport.[5]

Barro graduated from Captain Shreve High School, where one of his classmates was future Shreveport Mayor Keith Hightower. Barro received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and procured his legal degree from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He is Roman Catholic.[6][7]​ ​


  1. Membership in the Louisiana State Senate, 1880-Present (Bossier and Caddo parishes). Louisiana State Senate. Retrieved on March 8, 2020.
  2. Katherine Barro obituary (aunt of Gregory Barro). The Shreveport Times (December 5, 2012). Retrieved on March 8, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 16, 1991.
  4. Ronald Bradford "Ron" Fayard obituary. The Shreveport Times (March 11, 2011). Retrieved on March 8, 2020.
  5. Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 18, 1995.
  6. Senator Gregory J. "Greg" Barro. Retrieved on March 8, 2020.
  7. "Louisiana: Barro, Gregory John", Who's Who in American Politics, 2003-2004, 19th ed., Vol. 1 (Alabama-Montana) (Marquis Who's Who: New Providence, New Jersey, 2003), p. 769.