William G. Barnes

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This article is about the attorney and U. S. Senate candidate. For others with similar names, see William Barnes.

William G. Barnes (born c. 1948) is a retired federal employee and attorney.

After serving four years in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, While working at the U. S. Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, Virginia, Barnes enrolled at George Washington University in Washington D. C. He earned associates (1974), bachelor of science (1975) and master of arts (1978) degrees there in business administration with a concentration in organizational psychology. He became a Senior Personnel Psychologist for the U. S. Army, working from Fort Eustis, Virginia. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida and at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.

Barnes completed a Juris Doctorate at the Birmingham School of Law in 1985 and a Master of Laws at the Atlanta Law School in 1991. In 1990 he took a position as a research analyst and instructor at the U. S. Treasury Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. He retired in 1998 and opened Barnes & Associates, Inc. in Center Point.

In 2010 Barnes qualified for the Democratic primary race for the United States Senate seat currently held by five-term Republican Richard Shelby. He accuses Shelby of working for big business rather than for the people.


  • Reilly, Sean (January 21, 2010) "Sen. Richard Shelby faces challenge from Democratic newcomer William Barnes." Mobile Press-Register

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