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Ray Starkey Walker Edit Profile

coal company executive

Ray Starkey Walker, American coal company executive. Recipient 1952 Pennsylvania Week award Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1965.

Background

Walker, Ray Starkey was born on March 13, 1912 in Bigler, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Chester Arthur and Gertrude Elizabeth (Confer) Walker.

Education

Bachelor in Commerce and Finance, Pennsylvania State University, 1935.

Career

President, founder Bradford Coal Company, Bigler, 1935-1975, chief executive officer, 1975-1988. President Manor Mining and Contracting, 1949-1975, Laddie Coal & Mining Company, Scott County, Tennessee, 1953-1966, C.A. Walker Lumber & Supply, Bigler, 1972-1975, chief executive officer, 1975-1988. President Bradford-American International, Bigler, 1972-1975.

Board directors Clearfield (Pennsylvania) Bank & Trust Company.

Membership

Member Republican finance committee for Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1980-1988. Executive board member Bucktail council Boy Scouts American, DuBois, Pennsylvania, 1955-1975. Chairman troop committee Boy Scouts American, Bigler, 1957-1975.

Member Pennsylvania Society, American Mining Congress, New York Coal Trade. Clubs: Gateway Investment (DuBois). Lodges: Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Horticulture.

Connections

Married Louise A. Saupp, March 11, 1940. Children: James Chester, Charles Alan, Susan Louise, Lenore Anne.

father:
Chester Arthur Walker

mother:
Gertrude Elizabeth (Confer) Walker

spouse:
Louise A. Saupp

child:
James Chester Walker

child:
Charles Alan Walker

child:
Susan Louise Walker

child:
Lenore Anne Walker