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Barbara Ruth Staff (August 26, 1924 – July 29, 2019) was an American political activist for the Republican Party who was one of three co-chairs of the 1976 presidential primary campaign for Ronald Reagan in Texas, along with Ernest Angelo Jr., former mayor of Midland, and Ray Barnhart, a former state legislator and a Republican chairman.[1]

Barbara Ruth Wright Staff
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Barbara Staff (2010)
Born (1924-08-26) August 26, 1924 (age 95)
ResidenceDallas, Texas
Plano, Collin County, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCrozier Technical High School

North Texas State University

Southern Methodist University
OccupationPolitical activist
Ronald W. Reagan Texas co-chairman, 1976
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)William Stewart Staff (deceased)
ChildrenSusan S. Causey
Barbara Ellen Kimberly (deceased)

Staff died in July 2019 in Plano, Texas at the age of 94.[2]


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