Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Barney, Charles Neal, 1876-1949
|Charles Neal Barney (1876-1949), A1895, was a trustee of Tufts College for twelve years and recipient of the Ballou Medal.|
Barney was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1876.He graduated from Tufts, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1895 and obtained his law degree from Boston University. He later returned to Tufts for further postgraduate study. After completing his studies, Barney was a lecturer at both Boston University Law School and Northeastern Law School. In 1906, he was elected mayor of Lynn for a one year term. Barney was a Republican Presidential Elector in 1908. He also served as chairman of the legal advisory committee for the draft board of his hometown during World War I.
In 1918, Barney joined the Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation of New Jersey as chief counsel and secretary and was elected its vice-president and secretary in 1942. He was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendents, the Newcomen Society, and Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He also served as president of the Maria Mitchell Association.
From 1909 to 1921, Barney served as a trustee of Tufts. The Trustees voted to award Barney the Ballou Medal in March of 1949, doing so posthumously at Commencement that year.
Barney died on April 24, 1949. He was married to Mazie Blaikie.