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Henry Graham Barbee, Sr.

Forest Lawn Cemetery
Location: Mausoleum, Corridor D, Tier E, Crypt 117
( -1954 )

 Henry Graham Barbee Sr photo

Henry Graham Barbee, Sr., was a specialty broker and civic leader of Norfolk.

He engaged in the wholesale confectionary and soda fountain supply business in Norfolk from 1906 until 1935.

He was an active member of many civic and business organizations.  He was chairman of the campaign committee to organize the Chamber of Commerce of Norfolk in 1913 and became president of that organization from 1921-1922.  He also rendered material assistance in the organization of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce.  He helped to organize the Norfolk Chapter of the American Red Cross.

He was instrumental in establishing the City Manager form of government in Norfolk.  He also served as a member of the Hampton Roads Virginia Port Commission organized in 1922, and served as treasurer from 1922-1938.  This organization was later known as the State Port Authority of Virginia.


Virginian-Pilot, “Henry Graham Barbee, Sr.” Apr. 10, 1954, p. 11.

Community Builders of Norfolk, Norfolk, Va., 1942, p. 37 (source of photograph)

Profile written by Michael Frost, Norfolk Society of Cemetery Conservation volunteer

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Visitor Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Office hours: Monday to Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Free parking inside cemetery.

Admission Cost: Free

Address: 8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505

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