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journalist , Publishing executive

Charles Edward Barber, American publishing executive, journalist.


Barber, Charles Edward was born on October 30, 1939 in Miami, Florida, United States. Son of James Plemon and Margaret Katherine (Grimes) Barber.


Associate of Arts, Santa Fe Community College, 1971.


Production manager department student publications University Florida, Gainesville, 1966-1968, operations manager, 1968-1970, assistant director, 1970-1972, director division publications, 1974. Production manager State University System Press, 1975-1976. President, general manager Campus Communications, Inc., 1976—2007, president emeritus, since 2007.

President The Herald Public Company, Inc., since 1990, Tuck Barber & Associates, since 1995. Public The High Springs Herald, since 1990, Chairman and executive dir Alliagtor Alumini Association Inc. Director Campus Press.

Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (with Judy Barber) screenplay This Small Island, 1989. Advisory editor Florida Quarterly, 1973-1974. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member citizens advisory council Stephen Foster Elementary School, Gainesville, 1976-1977, Santa Fe High School, 1991, Spring Hill Middle School, 1992. Member Friends of Five, 1975-1977, Friends of Library., 1975-1977. Member Florida Newspaper Oral History Project, since 1996.

Chairman book committee Florida State Prison, 1973-1985, 89-94. Board directors Gainesville High School Band Boosters, 1978-1979, 83-84, treasurer, 1984. Key communicator Alachua County School Board, 1980-1991, judge countywide spelling bee, 1997-2004.

Special registered deputy sheriff Alachua County Sheriff's Department, 1979-1992, Monroe County Sheriff's Department, since 1997. Member gifted students boosters Howard Bishop Middle School, 1980-1982. Director Howard Bishop Band Boosters, 1980-1982.

Member president's council University Florida, 1978-1995. Member Leadership Gainesville, 1979, Leadership Florida, since 1997. Mentor College Leadership Florida, University Florida English Language Institute, 1998-2001.

Member steering committee Florida Alliance for Better Campaigns, chair regional coalition, 1998. Member Florida Correct Court Committee for 2000 Census, 1998-2000. Pack committee chairman Cub Scouts American, 1977-1978.

Director The Prevention Partnership, 1992-1994, Hippodrome State Theatre, 1992-1995, board advisors. With United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1957-1966. Member of Distinguished Order of Gator, Society Professional Journalists (treasurer Northern Florida chapter 1972-1975, 1986-1991, president's club 1994-1995, Helen Thomas award for lifetime achievement in journalism 2003), First Amendment Found (trustee 1999—2001), Southern University Newspapers (board director 1980-1989), Society of News Design, New Media Federation, Newspaper Association American, National Newspaper Association (Her Majesty for weekly newspaper promotion 1996), Colonel Media Advisers, International Newspapers Marketing Association, International Newspapers Finance Executives, Gainesville Advertising Federation 1979-1980, (Addy award 1986), University Florida College Journalism and Communications (journalism advisory council since 2000), Foresight Institute, Florida Business Leadership Network, Florida Press Found (board trustees since 2001, 1st place award for newspaper promotion 1992, award for weekly newspaper advertising 1993, 1st place award for editorial writing 1994, 1st place award for weekly newspaper advertising 1994, Best of Show award weekly newspaper advertising 1994, 1st place award weekly newspaper promotion 1995, 1st place award for weekly newspaper community service 1995, 3rd. place award weekly newspaper advertising 1996, 3rd place weekly newspaper promotion 1997, award of appreciation,United States Census 2000), Florida Press Association (board director 1992—2001, chairman continuing education committee 1992—2001, vice president 1997, president 1998, chairman board directors 1999—2000, Award of Appreciation 1999, Award of Appreciation for 10 years Service on Board Directors 2001, 1st place award for Creative Use of Newspaper 2001), Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives (chairman education committee 1984-1987), Florida Scholastic Press Association (newspaper judge 1981-1985, Gold Medallion for service 2003), College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers (board director 1980-1981), American Advertising Federation, American Collegiate Network (advisory committee 1989-1991), American Red Cross (board director, N.Ctrl.

Florida chapter), Alligator Alumni Association (board director since 1980, president, executive director since 2007, named Mr. Alligator 1986), Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Gainesville Alumni Association (life), Alachua Chamber of Commerce, High Springs Colorodo of C., University Florida National Alumni Association (Distinguished Alumnus award 2007), Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership (council 1992-1995), Red Herring Club, National Press Club, Rotary International (sustaining, secretary 1993-1994, Paul Harris fellow), Alpha Phi Gamma.


Son of James Plemon and Margaret Katherine (Grimes) B. m. Judith MargaretTuck, May 28, 1960. Children: Janet Lynn Wood, Christopher Edward.

James Plemon Tuck

Margaret Katherine (Grimes) B. Married Judith Margaret Tuck

Judith Margaret Tuck

Christopher Edward Barber

Janet Lynn Wood Barber