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Chauncey L Barrett was born in Oklahoma and graduated High School there. He attended Coffeyville Junior College in Kansas and Lincoln University in Missouri.

His education was interrupted during World War II, while he served in the military. In addition to several military duty stations in this country, he was also stationed in Southeast Asia. Upon discharge from the military, he resumed his education, attending Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Juris Doctor Degree.

He was happily married to Addie Byers Barrett for more than 67 years until her death and is the father of three, grandfather of seven and great grandfather of seven.

He was admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, The United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and all of the courts of the State of New Jersey.

He was employed for a number of years by the United States Government and by the State of New Jersey. He was also employed as Staff Attorney for the Kilmer Job Corps Center and as Staff Attorney by New Jersey Bell Telephone Company [now Verizon] until his retirement.

After his retirement, he has traveled extensively throughout the United States.