1949 – Joseph Linus "Joe" Barton was born 15th of September in Waco, Texas.
1972 – He attended Texas A&M University in College Station and received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.
1973 – Finished M.Sc.(Master of Science) in Industrial Administration from Purdue University .
1981 – Became a White House Fellow and served under Secretary of Energy James B. Edwards.
1985 – Barton was elected as Representative from Texas.
2004 – Congressman Barton is the chairman of the Energy & Commerce Committee.