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Zane Edison Barnes

communications company executive

Zane Edison Barnes, American communications company executive. Recipient Americanism award Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1980, Man of Year award St. Louis Globe-Democrats, 1981, Levee Stone award Downtown St. Louis, Inc., 1984, Man of Year award St. Louis Variety Club, 1985, Search award William Greenleaf Eliot Society of Washington University, 1985, Leadership award St. Louis PRIDE organization, 1988.


Barnes, Zane Edison was born on December 2, 1921 in Marietta, Ohio, United States. Son of Emmett A. and Frances (Canfield) Barnes.


Bachelor of Science, Marietta College, 1947. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Marietta College, 1985. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Oklahoma Christian College, 1980.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Washington University, St. Louis, 1990.


With Ohio Bell Telephone Сompany, 1941-1960, assistant vice president executive operations, 1961-1963, general plant manager, 1963-1964, vice president personnel, 1965-1967. With engineering department American Telephone & Telegraph Company, New York City, 1960-1961. Vice president, general manager Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Сompany, Portland, 1964-1965, vice president operations Seattle, 1967-1970, president, 1970-1973, Southwestern Bell Telephone Сompany, St. Louis, 1973-1974, president, chief executive officer, 1974-1986.

Chairman board, president, Chief Executive Officer Session Border Controllers Communications Inc., 1983-1988, chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, 1988-1989. Retired, 1990

Director emeritus Session Border Controllers Communications Inc.


Life associate trustee Marietta College. Member veterans affairs advisory board The Stars and Stripes.


Children: Frances, Zane Edison, Shelley Barnes Donaho. Married Lu L. Millis, September 1990.