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Naval officer

Walter Albert Buck, American naval officer. Decorated World War I medal with Mine-Laying Clasp, National Defense Medal with A, American Theater Medal, Legion of Merit (2 times). Member Sigma Tau, Scabbard and Blade.


Buck, Walter Albert was born on June 4, 1895 in Oskaloosa, Kansas, United States. Son of Walter and Anna (Gramse) Buck.


Bachelor of Science, Kansas State College, 1913, Master of Science, 1916. Master of Business Administration, Graduate School Business Administration, Harvard, 1924.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1917, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral. Retired March, 1948. Chief Bureau Supplies and Accounts, and Paymaster General of the Navy, 1946-1948. President Radiomarine Corporation of America, March-December 1948.

Operating vice president Radio Corporation of America Victor Division, 1949-1950, vice-president and general manager since 1950. Director Radio Corporation of America, Radiomarine Corporation of America.


Member Sigma Tau, Scabbard and Blade. Clubs: New York Yacht (New York).


Married Mildred Ann Reed, September 4, 1920. Children: Walter James, John Addison.

Walter Buck

Anna (Gramse) Buck

Mildred Ann Reed

Walter James Buck

John Addison Buck