Henry Ames Barker Edit Profile
Graduate English and Classical School, Providence, and Rhode Island School of Design. Bachelor of Philosophy, Brown U., 1893 (honorary Master of Arts, 1910, as civic worker).
Began as secretary, 1893, secretary, treasurer and general manager, 1897-1921, president and general manager, since 1921, also director, since 1901, Rhode Island Electric Protective Company (public service electric, fire and burglar alarm office and standard time system). Devised comprehensive plans and started movement, 1901, for present metropolitan park system of greater Providence district, and from its official beginning, 1905, until April 1920, was secretary and Executive officer of the Metropolitan Park communications of Providence Plantations. Chairman Providence City Plan Commission.
Treasurer Public Park Association of Rhode Island. Chairman publicity and statistics committee of Providence Chamber of Commerce, 1913-1918 and since 1921. Publisher magazine same.
Secretary Rhode Island State Reservation Commission, 1910-1920.
Member Rhode Island Hospital Corporation Production director Talma (dramatic) and “Players,” Providence, and many college and other dramatic productions.
Married Sarah Elizabeth Minchin, September 1918.