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Martin Emmet Walter

newspaper executive

Martin Emmet Walter, American newspaper executive. Decorated Croix de Guerre. Served as Lieutenant 36th division United States Army.

Background

Walter, Martin Emmet was born on December 10, 1892 in Mount Carmel, Illinois, United States. Son of Martin and Louise (Gould) Walter.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy Notre Dame, 1914, Master of Arts, 1915, Bachelor of Laws, 1916.

Career

Admitted to Illinois bar, 1917. Reporter Houston Chronicle, 1922-1924, city editor, 1924-1945, managing editor, 1945-1948, editor, 1948-1961, director, vice president, since 1958. Chairman, Houston Planning Commission.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant 36th division United States Army. Clubs: Houston, Rotary, Serra, Notre Dame.

Connections

Married Alfreda Winkler, October 23, 1924.

father:
Martin Walter

mother:
Louise (Gould) Walter

spouse:
Alfreda Winkler