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Barnet, William "Bill"



William “Bill” Barnet was born in 1942 and grew up in Upstate New York. He moved to Spartanburg in the mid-1970s to oversee the operation of Barnet Co., a synthetic fibers business. He later became involved in development and investments. Barnet was elected mayor of Spartanburg in 2001 as a write-in candidate. He served as mayor for eight years, leaving office in January 2010. He is the husband of Valerie Manatis Barnet.


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

2005 Cleaning -- Correspondence, 2005 - 2006

 File — Box 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

This file consists of emails between committee members and formal letters with Mayor Barnet.

Dates: 2005 - 2006

Barber - Baxter

 File — Box B3
Scope and Contents Barber, Chauncy (1973 New Year baby) Barber, James Barber, Jim Barber, Mary Lucille Barber, R.N., Mrs. Barbera, Judithana Barker, Curtis David Barker, Jeffrey H. Barker, Lawrence Charles, III Barker, Virginia Barksdale, Hudson Lee Barksdale, Hudson, Jr. Barksdale, Louvenia Barlow, Lewis Moody Barmes, James Barner, Frank Barnes, Darrell...
Dates: 1940 - 1999

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Barnet, William, 2001 - 2013

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 1
Scope and Contents

Twenty-three articles from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on William "Bill" Barnet.

Dates: 2001 - 2013

Toast of the Town dvds

 Collection — Box Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2019-007
Content Description

The Spartanburg Salvation Army hosts an annual fundraiser, The Toast of the Town, where a prominent Spartanburg resident is roasted. This collection consists of three videos of the fundraiser from the years that Will Barnet, Dr. Benjamin Dunlap, and Jack Roper were roasted.

Dates: 2006 - 2010

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Mayors 1
Municipal government 1
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