Carter Barron

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Carter Barron
Carter Barron
Born (1905-01-30)January 30, 1905
Clarkesville, Georgia
Died November 16, 1950(1950-11-16) (aged 45)
Washington, D. C.
Occupation Motion picture executive
College football career
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Position Halfback
Class Graduate
Career history
College Georgia Tech (1924–1926)
Career highlights and awards

Carter Tate Barron (January 30, 1905 – November 16, 1950) was a college football player and motion picture executive.

College football[edit]

Carter Barron was one of a trio of football playing brothers for Bill Alexander's Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football teams, younger than Red Barron and older than Pat Barron.[1][2] Carter was selected an All-Southern halfback in 1926.[3] A knee injury ultimately ended his football career.[4] Carter also played on the baseball, basketball, and lacrosse teams.[1]

Motion picture executive[edit]

Barron handling Gone With the Wind.

In 1942, he was named Washington representative of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios.[1][5]


The Carter Barron Amphitheatre is located in Rock Creek Park of Washington, D. C. The plan was expanded upon by Barron as Vice-Chairman for the Sesquicentennial Commission in 1947 as a way to memorialize the 150th Anniversary of Washington, D. C. as the nation's capital.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Politically a Democrat, Barron was a personal friend of president Harry Truman,[1] and Franklin D. Roosevelt.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Nationally Mourned Death Of Carter Barron, Distinguished Alumnus, Recent Georgia Tech Homecoming Reunion". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. 29 (2). 1950. 
  2. ^ "Barron, Carter T., 1905-1950". 
  3. ^ "Alabama Places 4 Men On Newspaper All-Southern Team". The Kingsport Times. November 28, 1926. 
  4. ^ a b "Carter Barron History". 
  5. ^ Call, Steve (1 March 2009). "Selling Air Power: Military Aviation and American Popular Culture After World War II". Texas A&M University Press – via Google Books. 
  6. ^ "Carter T. Barron".