1950 – Jo Anne Barnhart was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
She was graduated from University of Delaware.
1977-1981 – Barnhart has served as Senator William V. Roth, Jr.’s legislative assistant.
1981-1986 – Barnhart worked in the Office of Family Assistance as Deputy Associate Commissioner and then as Associate. Commissioner.
1986-1990 – Jo Anne Barnhart served as minority staff director for the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs.
1990-1993 – she served as Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services.
2001 – Jo Anne Barnhart was the commissioner of Social Security Administration.