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Electrical engineer , Computer company executive

Ben Blair Barnes, American computer company executive, electrical engineer. Registered professional engineer, Alabama, Tennessee. Second lieutenant United States Army, 1956-1957. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery.

Background

Barnes, Ben Blair was born on March 7, 1935 in Gadsden, Alabama, United States. Son of Newton Eldridge Junior and Sarah Aileen (Roach) Barnes.

Education

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1956. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Alabama, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Auburn University, 1965.

Career

Instrument engineer E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Aiken, South Carolina, 1957-1959. Computer engineer National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, 1959-1963. Member faculty electrical engineering department Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1965-1966.

Department manager Computer Sciences Corporation, Huntsville, 1966-1967. Assistant dean engineering University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1967-1970. Director Computer Center Auburn (Alabama) University, 1970-1980.

Head computer science California State College Stanislaus, Turlock, 1981. Principal Ben Barnes & Associates, Auburn, 1981-1987. Chief executive officer Alabama Supercomputer Authority, Huntsville, 1987-1998.

Vice president SilverTech Associates, Dadeville, Alabama, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Alabama, Tennessee.

Membership

Second lieutenant United States Army, 1956-1957. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery.

Connections

Married Pat Harris, June 3, 1956 (divorced 1989). 1 child, Douglas Harris. Married Elba Crowe Clarke, February 25, 1991.

father:
Newton Eldridge Barnes Junior

mother:
Sarah Aileen (Roach) Barnes

spouse:
Pat Harris

spouse:
Elba Crowe Clarke

child:
Douglas Harris Barnes