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Jacob Allen Barnett Jr. ’31

Published in Dec. 15, 1999, issue

Jacob "Jim" Barnett was born Sept. 1, 1908, in New Orleans, La., and died May 26, 1999, in Portland, Ore.

He graduated from the Taft School in 1927 before entering Princeton. At Princeton he was squash manager, a member of Press Club, and secy. of Cottage Club. Following graduation, Jim worked at the NY Herald Tribune, and in 1938 moved to the advertising firm Benton & Bowles. Further positions with Sherman & Marquette and the Pepsodent Co. led him to Lever Brothers, where he became a v.p. and director. His final job before he retired was with Purex Corp., which he left in 1972 to enjoy life in Sun Valley, Ida.

Jim served as honorary volunteer chairman of the national advertising campaign for the American Red Cross, as director of Pope & Talbot of Portland, chairman of the planning and zoning commission of Sun Valley; and vice-chairman of Sun Valley Center for Arts and Humanities.

He is survived by daughters Fayal Greene and Lucy Campbell; stepsons George A. Pope III, Peter T. Pope, and Guy B. Pope; 23 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. The class extends its deep sympathy to the entire family.

The Class of 1931

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