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Walter Michael Barnett

Lawyer

Walter Michael Barnett, American lawyer. Bar: Louisiana 1925. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Tulane University Law School, 1992, Judah Touro award Touro Infirmary, 1993.

Background

Barnett, Walter Michael was born on April 12, 1903 in New Orleans.

Education

AB, Tulane University, 1923. Master of Arts, Juris Doctor, Tulane University, 1925.

Career

Practiced in New Orleans, from 1925. Partner Montgomery, Barnett, Brown, Read, Hammond & Mintz, 1950-1996. Assistant city attorney, New Orleans, 1930-1935.

Attorney Department Public Welfare, 1935-1946.

Achievements

  • Bar: Louisiana 1925.

Membership

Board directors Community Chest, Officers Town House, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. President United Fund Greater New Orleans Area, 1958. Chairman Mayor's Advisory Committee on Community Improvement, Urban Renewal Commission, New Orleans, New Orleans War Recreation Committee.

President Family Service Society, Council Social Agencies, Citizens Housing Council Greater New Orleans Area, Touro Infirmary, 1960-1964. Treasurer Mental Health Society Lieutenant (junior grade) USCGTR. Member American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association (president 1965-1966, President's award 1992), American Law Institute, Tulane University Alumni Association (national president 1939-1940), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Son of Walter Michael and Fannie Edith (Lion) b. Married Virginia Mae Fuerst, September 24, 1930. Children: Linda Barnett Mintz, Walda Barnett Besthoff.

father:
Walter Michael Barnett

mother:
Fannie Edith (Lion) Barnett

spouse:
Virginia Mae Fuerst

child:
Linda Barnett Mintz Barnett

child:
Walda Barnett Besthoff Barnett