ADA Presidents Album
Doctor Barrett, of Buffalo, was elected twenty-fifth president of the Association at the I 88 5 meeting in Minneapolis. Transactions of the American Dental Association for that year listed 23 8 members, of whom 168 attended the meeting. Both the M.D. and D.D.S. degrees were conferred upon Doctor Barrett in 1880. After practicing dentistry in Buffalo, he was a professor at the University of Buffalo, at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery and at Lake Forest University. Doctor Barrett was the author of numerous articles on dentistry and dental education. He served as editor of two journals, the Independent Practitioner and the Dental Practitioner. He was born in New York in 1834 and died in 1903.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1885-1886: William Clay Barrett" (1977). ADA Presidents. 10.