THE BRIDGEPORT POST, FEBRUARY 27, 1967
After a banking career that has spanned nearly 45 years. George M. Barker, senior vice-president of City Trust company will retire on March 1,
A native of Bridgeport, he received his early education in local schools and was a graduate from Hotchkiss Preparatory school Lakeville, in 1917 and from Yale university with a BA degree in 1921. A sports enthusiast, he played freshman baseball and was a member of the 1919 Yale footfall squad and 1920-21 wrestling squad. For many years he has been and ardent skier, hunter, fisherman and golfer.
He began his buisness carrer in 1921 with Brown Brothers and company, predecessors of Brown Brother Harriman and Company, New York investment bankers in 1922, joined Bridgeport Trust Company as manager of it’s new business department.
When the City National Bank and Trust Company and The Bridgeport Trust Comapny merged in 1929 he was made assistant to the president, Horace B. Merwin. He was elected vice president in 1957.
Long active in civic, business and social organizations, he is a former director of the Greater Bridgeport Heart Association., member and former director and vice president of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce; and former chairman of the public relations committe of the Connecticut Bankers Association.
He is a member of the advisory committe of the university of Bridgeport, College of Business Adminstration; director and secretary – treasure of the University Club company; member of the Brooklawn Country Club; and a member of the University club, which he has served as president, vice president, and treasure.
Mr Barker is married to the former Elizabeth Leeds of Bridgeport and lived at 30 Tarsama drive Easton. They have two sons, Richard C. Barker of North Haven and George Robinson Barker of Jacksonville, Florida and six Grandchildren.