Eugene F. Barth
Eugene F. Barth
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
Team: Basketball

Eugene F. Barth '63
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL
Sport: Basketball
Year Inducted: 1973

Eugene F. Barth '63, a 6-7 cornerman from Lake Forest, IL, earned All-Ivy honors as a senior and ended his career as Brown's sixth all-time leading scorer with 931 points. But Barth's contributions to the team went far beyond his point production. Balance was the key to his performance on the court. He led the Bruins each year in rebounding, played a flawless floor game, and was one of the best defensive players in the Ivy League. In 1963, when Princeton came to Providence with its celebrated All-American, Bill Bradley (27.9 average), Barth held the Tiger star to five field goals and outscored him, 29-20. Gene Barth served as captain in his freshman and senior seasons, was treasurer of his class and vice-president of the Brown Key, and as a Dean's List student and a Rhodes Scholar nominee. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Barth is senior investment manager of First Capital Corp., a subsidiary of First Chicago Corp., Chicago.