Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1963. Doctor of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1967.
Research fellow Harvard Business School, Boston, 1966-1967. President Market Structure Studies, Incorporated., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967-1969, Venture Research & Capital Corporation, Newton, Massachusetts, 1969-1971. Vice president White, Weld & Company, Boston, 1972-1979.
Vice president, manager Cowen Investors Management Services, Boston, 1979-1983.
Founder Norman L. Barnett & Company, Incorporated., McMinnville, Oregon, since 1983.
Director Big Brothers of Boston, 1976—1978, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, 1985—1988. Member committee on resources Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1978—1982. Member of Harvard Business School Association of Oregon (board directors), Harvard.
Children: Jonathan David, Amy Elizabeth, Samuel Hamilton, Jedidiah William, Daniel Mattathias.