Marguerite Johnston Barnes
Barnes studied journalism at Birmingham-Southern College, and it was there she met her future husband Charles Wynn Barnes. After several years as a reporter for the Birmingham News, she became the Washington bureau chief for the News, the Birmingham Age-Herald, and the London Daily Mirror. In 1946 the Barnes' moved to Houston, Texas where she wrote a daily column for the Houston Post from 1947 to 1968, and then served as assistant editor of the editorial page.
Barnes served as writing lecturer and instructor for University of Houston and Rice University. She was the recipient of numerous awards, and published the books Public Manners, A Happy Worldly Abode, and Houston, the Unknown City 1836-1936.
She and her husband retired to a ranch in Fayette County, Texas.
- Charles Wynn Barnes obituary at the Houston Chronicle, accessed July 18, 2007.
- Guide to the Marguerite Johnston Barnes Personal Papers, 1926-1998 at Rice University's Fondren Library website, accessed July 18, 2007.
- Marguerite Johnston Barnes profile at Historic Houston website, accessed July 18, 2007.