Marker is located on Northwest corner of New Jersey and Atlantic Avenues. 1918-1964
Born in Catawba, S.C., this graduate of Johnson C. Smith University moved to Atlantic City and joined the Atlantic City Police Department in 1942. Enlisting in the United States Army during World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater of Operations as a signal company 1st Sergeant setting up communications facilities in support of airfields. He returned to police duty in 1946 and was promoted to Sergeant in 1948. Barbour was promoted to Police Captain in 1959, becoming the highest ranking African-American police official in the history of Atlantic City and the first Police captain of African-American descent to serve a major municipality in New Jersey. During the 1964 Democratic National Convention he commanded a protective detail for government VIPs. The caliber of his police service was often recognized during his career as he was lauded for his diligence and attention to duty regardless of apparent risk to his personal safety.
If you have more information on Hubert U. Barbour, please contact the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
|Hubert U. Barbour. (101 Women Plus, Inc. 1997 calendar. Atlantic City Heritage Collections, Atlantic City Free Public Library)|