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Norman Barker Jr. dies at 88; former executive with First Interstate Bank of California
Norman Barker Jr. dies at 88; former executive with First Interstate Bank of California

Norman Barker Jr., a top executive with First Interstate Bank of California and, before that, United California Bank, from the 1960s until the mid-1980s, died of natural causes Saturday at his Los Angeles home, said family spokeswoman Elizabeth Douglass. He was 88.Barker was involved in two landmark Los Angeles projects.He spearheaded construction of United California Bank's 62-story downtown Los Angeles headquarters, which was the tallest building west of Chicago when it opened in the mid-1970s. The tower, on Wilshire Boulevard, became the First Interstate Tower in the early 1980s and is now called the Aon Center.He also served on a commission of business leaders leading up to the...

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