A Lower Mainland radio and newspaper personality, Barry Mather wrote for the Vancouver News Herald in the 1940s and 1950s, then as a columnist for the Vancouver Sun. He became an M.P. for New Westminster from 1962 to 1970 for the New Democratic Party. His papers are at UBC Special Collections. Mather was the author of:

New Westminster, the Royal City. Also written by Margaret McDonald. (Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, and the City of New Westminster, 1958)

[BCBW 2004] "Local History"