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William Tefft Barbour

executive

William Tefft Barbour, American executive.

Background

Barbour, William Tefft was born on April 4, 1877 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Edwin Samuel and Ella Holbrook (Tefft) Barbour.

Education

Educated Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.

Career

Purchasing agent Detroit Stove Works, 1895, president since 1897. President Art Stove corporation since 1923, Michigan Stove corporation since 1925. President Detroit-Michigan Stove Company, 1926-1935, Chairman of the Board, 1935-1954, retired.

Vice president Detroit Manufacturers R.R. Chairman charter commission City Bloomfield Hills. Chairman Detroit committee Fatherless Children of France, 1917-1924. Member Liberty Loan Drive committee, Oakland County, Michigan, World War.

Member Bishop Williams Memorial Fund, 1924, nat. committee Japanese Reconstruction Fund, 1924. President board of trustees Grace Hospital Detroit, 1917-1954, honorary president, since 1954. Delegate to General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church, New Orleans, 1925, Washington, 1928, Denver, 1931, Atlantic City, 1934, Cincinnati, 1937, Kansas City, Missoury, 1940, Cleveland, 1943, Philadelphia, 1946.

Chairman finance committee Centennial Fund P.E. Church, Diocese of Michigan, standing committee, 1932-1954. Commissioner Detroit Zoölogical Park, 1932-1954. Director Community Fund.

Membership

Member Liberty Loan Drive committee, Oakland County, Michigan, World War. Member Bishop Williams Memorial Fund, 1924, nat. committee Japanese Reconstruction Fund, 1924. President board of trustees Grace Hospital Detroit, 1917-1954, honorary president, since 1954.

Delegate to General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church, New Orleans, 1925, Washington, 1928, Denver, 1931, Atlantic City, 1934, Cincinnati, 1937, Kansas City, Missoury, 1940, Cleveland, 1943, Philadelphia, 1946. Fellow American Geography Society. Member American Economics Association, Academy Political Science, National Economics League, National Association Gardeners, National Association Audubon Societies, American Horticultural Society, Bloomfield Hills and District Horticultural Society, English-Speaking Union, Izaak Walton League of America, Detroit Historical Society, American Hospital Association, Newcomen Society of England Navy League of the United States, Order Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Society of Descendants of Knights of Most Noble Order of the Garter.

Member American Museum Natural History Harding Memorial Association. Member Grosse Pointe and Eastern Michigan Horticultural Society, Michigan Naval Force: patron Military Training Camps Association of the United States, Detroit Arctic Expedition. Clubs: Detroit, Yondotega, Detroit Boat, Grosse Pointe (Detroit).

Connections

Married Margaret Bispham Chittenden, June 10, 1902. Children: Irene Tefft (Mistress.

father:
Edwin Samuel Barbour

mother:
Ella Holbrook (Tefft) Barbour

spouse:
Margaret Bispham Chittenden

child:
Irene Tefft (Mrs Barbour