When Samuel Henry Barnes was born on January 20, 1931, in Lamar, Mississippi, his father, Eugene, was 24 and his mother, Alice “Christine” Thompson, was 25.
In the 1940 US census the address for Sam, who was 9 years old, was 319 Fourth, Hattiesburg, MS. His father, Eugene, was a teacher in a public school. At the time of this census, Sam’s little brother, Thompson Eugene “Genie” was 4 years old. Sadly, Genie would die in 1948 when he was only 12 years old.
Sam’s brother Arthur Dale was born on 18 Jul 1942 in Hattiesburg, MS. (Sam was 11 years old when Dale was born.)
1949 – 1950
In a Hattiesburg directory, Sam is in the US Navy and lives at r114, W. 4th in Hattiesburg, MS.
My notes show that in 1952 Sam was attending Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and was residing there. I think he may have been a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
Sam received his bachelor’s degree
On 30 Nov 1954, Sam married Anne at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, NY. Sam and Anne moved to Durham, NC.
In 1956, Sam was a Fulbright Scholar and was living with Anne in Paris, France.
Family notes say that Sam was also working on his Doctoral degree at Durham, NC
Chris Barnes was born in Paris on the 23rd of April.
In the Ann Arbor Directory from 1957, Sam and his wife Anne were living on the North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His apartment was H2019, apartment A. His occupation is listed as Instructor of Political Science (Actually was an Assistant Professor).
Sam and Anne would go on to spend 33 years together in Ann Arbor, MI as Sam’s career expanded there to finally become the Director of the Program for Political Science. As of the time of this post, Sam is still a Professor Emeritus with the University of Michigan.
Instructor political science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1957-1960
1958 – 1960
According to directories from 1958 and 1960, Sam and his wife Anne were living at H1811 Pauline Blvd., Ann Arbor – apartment #6. His occupation is still listed as instructor at the U of M.
Michael was born 4 Oct 1960.
Sam was promoted to Associate Professor to the University of Michigan in 1960.
Assistant Professor Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1960-1964
Sam and Anne’s daughter Catherine was born on 30 Mar 1965.
1964-1968; Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sam was living in Rome, Italy while he worked on an Academic year as a Fulbright Scholar.
1968-1969; Department Chairman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
1968-1991; James Orin Murfin Professor Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
1970 – 1975
In 1970, Sam’s residence was listed as 2929 Parkridge Drive, Ann Arbor, MI
In 1970 – 1974, he served as Program Director for the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan.
Council Western European Studies (Executive Committee 1971-1972, Steering Committee 1975-1978)
Member American Political Science Association (secretary 1972-1974)
Midwest Political Science Association, International Political Science Association, Conference Group for Italian Polit. Studies (vice president 1975-1977, president 1977-1979).
1977 – 1985
Sam served as the Chair of the Department of Political Science at the U of M.
1977-1982; Research Associate Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
1982-1985; Acting Department Chairman Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Sam retired from active faculty at the U of M. Sam and Anne moved to Washington, D.C. (Sam took a position at Georgetown University. They lived at 1801 Hoban Road, NW, Washington DC.
Sam has a residence in Traverse City (?). His address is listed as 601 Fitzhugh Drive, Traverse City, MI.
Sam and Anne moved to Walnut Creek, CA.
In an obituary for Anne Barnes, the family commented on other places of residence: “In the interim, they had made temporary homes in Toronto, Montreal, Paris, Florence, Rome, London, Palo Alto, and Irvine, with briefer sojourns in countless university towns in between.”