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Walter Vail Johnston

Walter Vail Johnston, business executive.


  • Johnston, Walter Vail was born on May 26, 1883 in Milwaukee. Son of Robert A. and Ellen Augusta (Story) Johnston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Marquette U., 1904.


    • President Vailston Company, 1929-1953, director, since 1929. Past president of the board directors Milwaukee Auditorium and Arena. Director Robert A. Johnston Company, since 1908, chairman of the executive committee, since 1952, Chairman of the Board, since 1957, also president.

      Formerly board directors First Wisconsin National Bank, First Wisconsin Trust Company, Milwaukee, Bankshares, Inc.


    Clubs: Milwaukee, University, Country, Athletic (Milwaukee).


    • Married June Crandall, January 7, 1908. Children: Walter Vail, June Ellen, Edward C. (deceased), David, Patricia, John Keith.
    • father: Robert A. Johnston
    • mother: Ellen Augusta (Story) Johnston
    • spouse: June Crandall
    • children: Walter Vail Johnston
    • June Ellen Johnston
    • Edward C. Johnston (deceased)
    • David Johnston
    • Patricia Johnston
    • John Keith Johnston
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    Born March 26, 1883
    Died March 9, 1963
    (aged 79)