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Wendell Kirshman Walker

Wendell Kirshman Walker, American librarian. Certified University Exeter, England, 1931. Member of American Library Association, Reserve Officers Association Mason (33 degree, Shriner, K.T.), Association United States Army, American Geography Society, Society Architectural Historians, Special Libraries Association (past chapter president).

Background

  • Walker, Wendell Kirshman was born on January 9, 1908 in Battle Creek, Michigan, United States. Son of John Franklin and Clara (Kirshman) Walker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1930. Bachelor of Science in Library. Science, Columbia University, 1947.

    Career

    • Library. assistant Grand Lodge, Masons, New York City, 1932—1934, library, 1934—1942, director library & museum, 1946—1963, grand secretary, since 1963, honorary past grand master. Captain United States Army, 1942-1945, major United States Army, 1951-1953, lieutenant colonel Reserve United States Army.

    Major achievements

    • Certified University Exeter, England, 1931.

    Membership

    Member of American Library Association, Reserve Officers Association Mason (33 degree, Shriner, K.T.), Association United States Army, American Geography Society, Society Architectural Historians, Special Libraries Association (past chapter president).

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie Knapp Balch, June 27, 1953.
    • father: John Franklin Walker
    • mother: Clara (Kirshman) Walker
    • spouse: Marjorie Knapp Balch
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    Nationality
    • 1930
      Western Michigan University
    • 1947
      Columbia University
    • 1932 - 1934
      Library assistant, Grand Lodge
    • 1934 - 1942
      Library assistant, Grand Lodge