Robert E. Barron III ’51

Robert E. Barron III ’51 of New Orleans, La., died September 17. He was born in Rock Hill, the son of the late Robert Edwin Barron, Jr. and Gladys Talbert Barron. He was a member of First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill. He was a graduate of Davidson College and the Medical College of South Carolina. His internship was at Montreal General Hospital in Montreal, Canada. His residency in neurology at Charity Hospital, Tulane University, brought him to New Orleans in 1957. He began his practice at Ochsner Clinic in 1961 and later became head of the Department of Neurology. He retired in 1995. While at Ochsner, he taught at Tulane University School of Medicine as clinical professor of neurology. Dr. Barron was known for his interest in music and the arts, particularly for his expertise in the field of Chinese ceramics. His collection of Song Dynasty ceramics, created over a period of forty years, was first exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art in 2000. Long a friend and supporter of the museum as a board member and advisor, he contributed about two dozen Song Dynasty pieces to the museum. He is survived by his sister, Louse Barron Barnes (Ed); his brother George T. Barron (Susan); and his nieces and nephews, Susan Barnes Ellis, Frances Barnes Elliott, Edwin L. Barnes, Jr., George T. Barron, Jr., Robert G. Barron, and Louise Barron Reynolds.