(I am also an alum of both Corpus Christi School and Columbia University, lol. )
William Barr was born in New York City, the son of Columbia University faculty members Mary Margaret (Ahern) and Donald Barr. His father was born Jewish, and had converted to Catholicism. Barr was raised Catholic.
He grew up on the Upper West Side, and attended the Corpus Christi School and Horace Mann School. He received his B.A. degree in government in 1971 and his M.A. degree in government and Chinese studies in 1973, both from Columbia University. He received his J.D. degree with highest honors in 1977 from the George Washington University Law School.
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