Gene & Ed Barth

Gene & Ed Barth

Oklahoma City attorney Ed Barth's passion for the arts and humanities was cultivated at an early age. A graduate of Casady School, he attended Yale University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in arts before going on to receive his law degree at the University of Michigan. After graduating, he returned to Oklahoma to serve as law clerk to Alfred P. Murrah, Chief Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from 1963-1964.

In 1971, Ed married Gene Barth, a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Gene quickly became immersed in Oklahoma City civic life, becoming an active leader in a wide range of community organizations with interests in visual and performing arts, health and education.

Ed's long and decorated law career specializing in contact negotiations and real estate law led him to represent clients internationally, while also serving as an opportunity to explore history and culture throughout the world. Back home in Oklahoma City, he remains dedicated to the improvement of our community as a patron of local arts and volunteering for numerous civic and charitable organizations.

Ed served as an Oklahoma City Community Foundation Trustee from 1989-98. Following Gene's death in May 2012, her family established a memorial fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation to benefit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, ensuring her support of the arts will continue in perpetuity. In addition, Ed continues to support charitable causes important to him through his advised fund.

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