Hugh A. Barnhart photograph collection
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- circa 1880-1953
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After the war, his career consisted of multiple business ventures and state government positions. Barnhart was a director and member of the Barnhart-Van Trump Publishing Company and the News Sentinel newspaper in Rochester, Indiana. Barnhart served as the director of the Indiana State Highway Commission (1932-1933); member of the Indiana Telephone Association (1933-1935); member of the Rochester Telephone Company (1937-1963); the Excise Administrator for the Indiana Alcoholic Beverages Commission (1937-1941); member of the Commission on Interstate Cooperation regarding liquor control; the Indiana Department of Conservation (1941-1948); member of the U.S. Independent Telephone Association (1943-1964) on the Bell System (American Telephone and Telegraph Company) Committee; member of the Little Hoovers Commission (1952-1953) on flood regulation and water resources; member of the Public Service Company of Indiana (1951-1955). He also had financial investments in the Cole Brothers-Clyde Beatty Circus, later Cole Bros. Circus.
In 1936, Barnhart ran for Congress as a representative for Indiana's 2nd District as a Democrat, but lost in the election. His father, Henry A. Barnhart, had been a representative in Congress for Indiana's 13th district and served from 1908 to 1919.
Hugh A. Barnhart died on February 16, 1986 in Rochester, Indiana and was buried in Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Ancestry.com. "Hugh A. Barnhart." U.S., Select Military Registers, 1862-1985." Accessed November 3, 2017. https://www.ancestrylibrary.com.
Gross, April. "Hugh Arthur Barnhart." Find A Grave Memorial. Last modified November 9, 2009. Accessed November 3, 2017. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/44699406/hugh-arthur-barnhart.
0.04 Cubic Feet (2 folders)
Language of Materials
- Barnhart, Hugh Arthur, 1892-1986
- Civil service -- Indiana
- Colonna, Jerry, 1904-1986
- Depressions -- 1929 -- United States
- Halleck, Charles A. (Charles Abraham), 1900-1986
- Hope, Bob, 1903-2003
- Indiana Metal Products (Columbia City, Ind.)
- Indiana. Department of Conservation
- Kiwanis International. Indiana District
- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (Ind.)
- Nancy Hanks Lincoln State Memorial (Ind.)
- Politicians -- Indiana
- Rochester (Ind.)
- State parks
- Hugh A. Barnhart photograph collection
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