Student, University of South, 1948—1950. Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1953.
Practice, Birmingham, 1953—1954. Founder Barron Berthea Company, Inc. electrical hardware manufacturers, 1957, chairman, president, secretary, treasurer, since 1957. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1954-1956.
Member Alabama Democratic Executive Committee, 1958-1962. Member Alabama House of Representatives, 1962-1966. Member management board Five Points Young Men's Christian Association, 1962.
Served as First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1954-1956.
Member Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar Association, Associate Industries Alabama, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, American Judicature Society, Scabbard and Blade, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Alpha Delta. Club: Downtown. Patentee in field
Married Phyllis Parker, September 8, 1967. Children: Barron Augustus, Elizabeth Annual.