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Thomas Harry Barton


Thomas Harry Barton, industrialist. award Boys’ Clubs American; award DeSoto area Boy Scouts American; award Harding College, 1958.


Barton, Thomas Harry was born on September 20, 1881 in Marlin, Texas, United States. Son of Thomas Killebrew and Mary Estelle (Johnson) Barton.


Student Texas A. and M. College, 1897-1899, Doctor of Laws. Doctor of Laws, University Arkansas, Harding College and College of Ozarks. Student 3d Army Orientation Course, Fort Leavenworth, 1943.

Doctor of Letters, John Brown University.


President El Dorado Natural Gas Company, 1921-1924, National Gas & Fuel Corporation, El Dorado, 1924-1928. President, director Lion Oil Corporation, El Dorado, 1929-1947, Chairman of the Board, 1947-1955. Member finance committee, director Monsanto Chemical Company, 1955-1959.

President, director The Sonbar Corporation, The Barton Corporation, Arkansas Radio and Equipment Company (operating station KARK and KARK-television, Little Rock). Past director Southwestern Bell Telephone Сompany.


Member finance committee, director Monsanto Chemical Company, 1955-1959. Member of Executive Committee Boy Scouts American. Member board of trustees National Society Cripple Children and Adults.

A founder, past president Arkansas Livestock Show Association, Little Rock. Member National Monument Commission Trustee, past. Member board, finance committee National Freedom Shrine Foundation.

Served as captain 36th Division, United States Army, World War I. Member American Petroleum Institute (honorary life. Mason (Shriner, Jester).

Clubs: Boston, International House (New Orleans).


Married to Madeline Mary Larimer, July 13, 1925. Children: Clark N., T. Killebrew.

Thomas Killebrew Barton

Mary Estelle (Johnson) Barton

to Madeline Mary Larimer

Clark N. Barton

T. Killebrew Barton