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James Milne Barry

utility executive.

James Milne Barry, American utility executive. Member Southeastern Electric Exchange (past president), Associate Industries of Alabama (past director), Newcomen Society of England, A.S.M.E., Sigma Xi, Theta Xi, Tau Beta Pi.; Kiwanian.

Background

Barry, James Milne was born on March 29, 1888 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of James Henry and Nellie Venetia (Barnum) Barry.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University California, 1910.

Career

Elec. engineer Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Sacramento, 1910-1912, Northwestern Electric Company, Portland, Oregon, 1913-1914. Chief department of electricity, City of San Francisco, 1914-1917. Electrical engineer Great Western Power Company, San Francisco, 1917-1918.

Various supervisory positions Alabama Power Company, 1918-1925, vice president, 1925-1927, vice president in charge operations, 1927-1932, vice president, general manager, 1932-1949, president, 1949-1952. Chairman of the executive committee The Southern Company, from 1952, director Birmingham Fire & Casualty Company, Southern Company, Alabama Power Company, Central Georgia Railway Company.

Membership

Member Southeastern Electric Exchange (past president), Associate Industries of Alabama (past director), Newcomen Society of England, A.S.M.E., Sigma Xi, Theta Xi, Tau Beta Pi. Kiwanian.; Clubs: Mountain Brook, Vestavia Country.

Connections

Married Sophie H. Lentz, April.

father:
James Henry Barry

mother:
Nellie Venetia (Barnum) Barry

spouse:
Sophie H. Lentz