|U.S. House, California, District 10|
|High school||Del Valle High School (1963)|
|J.D.||Armstrong College Law School (1980)|
|Birthday||October 27, 1945|
|Place of birth||Oakland, California|
- 1963: Del Valle High School, Walnut Creek, California
- 1980: Armstrong College Law School, Berkeley, California, Juris Doctor
Barkley was in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1967. Throughout his professional career, he worked as an accounting manager at Sierra Pacific Insurance, as a programmer-analyst at Insurnet and Pacific Bell, and is a published author.