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Dwight Orion Barrett


Born in Thomas, Illinois. Received B.S. from Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago in 1912. Employed as engineer with Stover Engine Works, Manitoba Engines, Power Manufacturing Company, Buckeye Machine Company, Buckeye-Barrett Oil Engineering Company, and Superior Engine Company 1920-1929 Employed as chief mechanical engineer with the Gulf Oil Corporation 1929 to 1949. He retired in 1949. Married to Doris with a daughter.

He donated his collection of stamps and banknotes to Boys Town in Nebraska in 1947. This became the foundation for the collection of the PhilaMatic center. After retirement from business in 1949 he became an unpaid curator of the collection until 1959. He died in a hospital in Omaha.

obit: NN 1/4/65; NUM 78 Feb 1965 page 186-187

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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