W. Tandy Barrett, 1901-1992

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Title

W. Tandy Barrett, 1901-1992

Subject

Businessmen

Description

Colonel W. Tandy Barrett (1901-1992) was an influential Tuscaloosa businessman and devoted patriot.
He was best known around the community for his many positions of civic leadership within the Tuscaloosa Industrial Development Board, Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce, and Tuscaloosa Exchange Club.
Barrett was President and Chairman of the Board at Northington Laundry Inc. in his later years and was twice named Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year in his career.
Before his business ventures, Barrett graduated from the University of Alabama School of Commerce and Business in 1924 and promptly enlisted in the National Guard, where he began to move up the chain of command.
He was based in Germany in 1944-1945 during WWII. He helped lead the 3rd Battalion into the Siegfried Line at Battle of Geilenkirchen on Nov. 17, 1944. His service in the US Army earned him an Alabama Distinguished Service Medal in 1983.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Date

April 19, 1978

Contributor

Jordan Bannister (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

836

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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