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Gene Barnhart


Gene Barnhart, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1953. Recipient Distinguished Service award Jackson Township Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1981, Community award Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce, 1982.


Barnhart, Gene was born on December 22, 1928 in Pineville, West Virginia, United States. Son of Forrest H. and Margaret (Harshman) Barnhart.


Student, West Virginia University, 1948. Student, College Steubenville, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Cincinnati, 1953.


Counsel, clothing branch Armed Services Procurement Agency, Washington and Philadelphia, 1953-1955. Associate Black, McCuskey, Souers & Arbaugh, Legal Professional Association, Canton, Ohio, 1955-1960, partner, 1961-1984, president, 1984-1986, vice chairman, 1986-1988, chairman, 1988-1998, of counsel, since 1999. Lecturer Ohio Legal Center Institute, Ohio Bar Association, American Institute Banking.


  • Bar: Ohio 1953.


Member Jackson Local Board Education, 1966-1974, president, 1970. Member Jackson Township Board Zoning Appeals, 1963-1994, chairman, 1978-1994. Vice chairman Jackson Zoning Ordinance Revision Committee.

Past president Council of Churches of Central Stark County, Family Counseling Services of Central Stark County. Member Stark County Board Health, 1985-1993. Committee chairman Congressional Action Committee, Greater Canton Chamber.

Past president, trustee Canton Preservation Society With United States Naval Reserve, 1948-1949. Member Ohio State Bar Association, Stark County (memorial committee), Order of Coif, Phi Alpha Delta.


Married Shirley L. Dunn, January 28, 1952. Children: Sheryl Lynne (Mistress John Dickey), Deborah Lee (Mistress Kim Orians), Taffie Elise (Mistress Tony Knight), Pamela Carole (Mistress Michael Dean), Margaret Melanie.

Forrest H. Barnhart

Margaret (Harshman) Barnhart

Shirley L. Dunn

Sheryl Lynne Barnhart (Mistress John Dickey)

Deborah Lee Barnhart (Mistress Kim Orians)

Taffie Elise Barnhart (Mistress Tony Knight)

Pamela Carole Barnhart (Mistress Michael Dean)

Margaret Melanie Barnhart