November 6, 2007 - Is re-elected governor.
2009 - Becomes chairman of the Republican Governors Association after South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford resigns.
January 11, 2011 - During his final State of the State speech as governor, Barbour proposes that a civil rights museum be built in Mississippi.
April 25, 2011 - Announces he will not run for president in 2012.
January 10, 2012 - Mississippi Secretary of State documents show that in his last days in office, Barbour granted full pardons for 199 people, including 14 convicted murderers.
January 2012 - Barbour joins the Mississippi law firm Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens and Cannada, PLLC, and returns to the lobbying firm he co-founded in 1991, renamed BGR Group.
January 11, 2012 - Judge Tomie Green issues an injunction temporarily blocking the release of 21 inmates pardoned by Barbour.
March 8, 2012 - In a 6-3 ruling, the Mississippi Supreme Court finds Barbour's pardons "may not be set aside or voided by the judicial branch."