Name:   George Myron Barker

From:  The Bridgeport Post, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Date:  Friday, October 27, 1972

EASTON -- George M. Barker, 73, of 30 Tersana drive, former senior vice-president of the old City Trust company (now City National Bank), died last night in a Bridgeport hospital.

Memorial services will take place Monday at 11 a.m. in the Howland Chapel of the United Congregational church, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Howard C. Nutting, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  The Henry E. Bishop and Son Funeral Home, 1139 Fairfield avenue, Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Bridgeport, Mr. Barker retired from City Trust five years ago, after a banking career of 45 years.  He joined the Bridgeport Trust company in 1922 as a manager of its new business department.  When the City National Bank and Trust company and the Bridgeport Trust company formed the City Trust company in 1929, he was made assistant to the president.  He was elected vice-president in 1939 and senior vice-president in 1957.

Mr. Barker was former director of the Greater Bridgeport Heart association, a member and former director and vice-president of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, and former chairman of the public relations committee of the Connecticut Bankers association.  Mr. Barker was also a member of the advisory committee of the University of Bridgeport, College of Business administration, member of the Brooklawn County club and a member of the University club, of which he was also president, vice-president and treasurer.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Leeds Barker; two sons, Richard C. Barker of North Haven and George R. Barker of Jacksonville, Fla; and six grandchildren.