Frank, Barney, 1940-, American congressman, b. Bayonne, N.J., grad. Harvard (B.A., 1962; J.D., 1977). A liberal Democrat, he began his political career as chief assistant to Boston Mayor Kevin White (1968-71) and was subsequently (1971-72) assistant to Congressman Michael Harrington. Frank was elected to the Massachusetts legislature in 1972, serving there until he first won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980. In 1987 Frank publicly acknowledged his homosexuality; three years later his reputation was tarnished after it became known that a male prostitute that Frank had tried to help and hired as a personal aide had used Frank's apartment for prostitution. Frank, who is known for his intelligence, sharp wit, and outspokenness, has chaired the House financial services committee since 2007.

See his Speaking Frankly (1992); P. Bollen, ed., Frank Talk: The Wit and Wisdom of Barney Frank (2006); B. Everly, dir., Let's Get Frank (documentary film, 2003).

Barney, Joshua, 1759-1818, American naval officer and privateer, b. Baltimore. He entered the navy early in the American Revolution, engaged in many feats of daring, and was captured by the British three times; his most famous exploit was the capture (1782) of the General Monk in Delaware Bay. From 1796 to 1802 he served with distinction in the French navy. In the War of 1812 he engaged in large-scale privateering. In July, 1814, he was given the task of checking the British advance up Chesapeake Bay. For several weeks he slowed the drive on Washington, and when the British did disembark, he rushed with some 400 sailors to Bladensburg, where Gen. William Winder was in command. In the battle on Aug. 24, the American lines quickly broke; Barney and his men stayed behind to cover the retreat. Their gallant defense was soon broken, and Barney was wounded and captured.

See biographies by W. F. Adams (1912), R. D. Paine (1924), and H. Footner (1940).

Barney is a city in Richland County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 69 at the 2000 census. Barney was founded in 1899. It is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Barney is located at (46.267428, -97.000220).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 69 people, 25 households, and 17 families residing in the city. The population density was 432.5 people per square mile (166.5/km²). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 175.5/sq mi (67.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 25 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.35.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 76.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $34,375 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,079. There were no families and 7.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.


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