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Charles W. Walton

Charles W. Walton, American library director. Achievements include discovery of 2 new species of orchids. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award, Special Library. Association, 1994. Fellow: American Society Technological Archivists; member: Modern Language Association (president 2000), Hawaii Library. Association 1995, Rotary 2003.

Background

  • Walton, Charles W. was born on May 9, 1948 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Bernard C. and Mary (Soucek) Walton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Loras College, 1968. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1972. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1975.

    Career

    • Library. manager, director Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, 1975—1978. Library manager United States Department Commerce, New Orleans, 1978—1982. Library director United States Army Garrison, New Jersey, 1982—2000, United States Department Defense information School, Fort Meade, Maryland, since 2000.

      President Walton Enterprises, Takoma Park, Maryland, since 1998. Lieutenant Commander United States Army Reserve, since 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of 2 new species of orchids.

    Works

    • Author: Digital Services and Research Capabilities, 1993, Who Pulled the Plug?, 1998, Distance Library Services, 2003.

    Membership

    Fellow: American Society Technological Archivists. Member: Modern Language Association (president 2000), Hawaii Library. Association 1995, Rotary 2003.

    Personality

    Interests

    Deep sea diving, trekking in Antarctica, growing orchids.

    Connections

    • Married Constantina Thoula Pakarridippolous, December 26, 1985. Children: Nicholas, Sophia, Zoe. Married Antonia Maria Velasquez (deceased December 25, 1985).
    Charles W. Walton
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    Born May 9, 1948
    (age 69)
    • 1968
      Loras College
    • 1972
      University Iowa
    • 1975
      University Minnesota
    • 1975 - 1978
      Library manager, Veterans Administration Medical Center
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      director, Veterans Administration Medical Center
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1978 - 1982
      library manager, United States Department Commerce
      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
    • 1982
      library director, United States Army Garrison
      New Jersey, United States

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