Log In

Robert Whitney Barker Edit Profile

Lawyer , business executive , Church official

Robert Whitney Barker, lawyer, business executive, church official. Bar: Utah 1948, District of Columbia 1949, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1951. Decorated Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters.


Barker, Robert Whitney was born on July 9, 1919 in Ogden, Utah, United States. Son of George Simon, Junior and Florence Emily (Dee) Barker.


Bachelor of Science with honors, University Utah, 1941. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1947. Postgraduate Georgetown Law Center, Georgetown University, 1950.


Partner firm Barker & Barker, Ogden, Utah, 1948. Associate Ernest L. Wilkinson, Washington, 1948-1950. Administrative assistant to the United States Senator Wallace F. Bennett, 1951-1953.

Partner firm Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker, Washington, 1953-1982, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer & Quinn, Washington, 1982-1987. Director, secretary Barlow Corporation, 1969-1987. Senior vice president, secretary, general counsel, director Bonneville International Corporation, 1964-1985.

Vice president Bonneville Holding Company. Vice president, secretary, general counsel Radio New York Worldwide, Inc., 1964-1985, Radio Skokie Valley, Inc., 1970-1976, Bay Area Broadcasting Company, 1976-1985. Director WCLR Building Corporation, Bonneville Satellite Corporation, 1979-1985.

Member national advisory council University Utah. Board visitors Brigham Young University Law School, 1971-1978. General counsel Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1969, 73, deputy general counsel, chairman law commission, 1985.

Director Honor American Day, American History and Cultural Society, 1970-1987. Member continuing legal education advisory board Georgetown University Law Center, 1979.


  • Bar: Utah 1948, District of Columbia 1949, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1951.


  • Other Work

    • Editorial board: Georgetown Law Jour, 1947-1948.


Heaven is the place where God lives and the future home of those who do God’s will and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.


President Weber County (Utah) Young Republican Club, 1948. Member executive board National Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts American, 1966-1979. Served to major, Field Artillery Army of the United States, 1941-1946, Mediterranean Theatre of Operations, European Theatre of Operations.

Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (chairman Indian matters, chairman administrative law section 1957-1959), Federal Bar Association (deputy chairman Indian law committee 1966-1972), District of Columbia Bar Association (chairman legislation committee 1963-1965, chairman United States Court of Claims committee 1965-1967), Utah Bar Association, Federal Communications Bar Association.


Married Amy Vera Thomas, June 30, 1942. Children: Amy Ann Barker Wilson, Robert Whitney, Paul Thomas, Philip Dee, Jeffrey Cutler, Brian Thomas.

George Simon Barker

Florence Emily (Dee) Barker

Amy Vera Thomas

Jeffrey Cutler Barker

Philip Dee Barker

Amy Ann Barker Wilson Barker

Brian Thomas Barker

Robert Whitney Barker

Paul Thomas Barker