William Preston Barnes
William Preston Barnes, American banker.
Barnes, William Preston was born on July 28, 1866 in Ashley County, Arkansas, United States. Son of William Wilson and Irene Jane (Dean) Barnes.
1 son, William Preston. Began as clerk general merchandise store, then traveling salesman, 1892-1902. Organized firm of Holmes and Barnes, Ltd., wholesale grocers, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1901, and active until 1932.
Chairman of the Board Louisiana National Bank, January 1, 1920-February 18, 1932, when was made president. President Holmes and Barnes, Ltd. Director Louisiana Fire Insurance Company, Louisiana Underwriters Agency.
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