Meriwether Lewis Walker

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Meriwether Lewis Walker
Meriwether Lewis Walker.jpg
4th Governor of the Panama Canal Zone
In office
1924–1928
Preceded by Jay Johnson Morrow
Succeeded by Harry Burgess
Personal details
Born (1869-09-30)September 30, 1869
Lynchburg, Virginia
Died July 29, 1947(1947-07-29) (aged 77)
Massachusetts
Military career
Allegiance United StatesUnited States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1893–1933
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Battles/wars Pancho Villa Expedition
World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Medal

Meriwether Lewis Walker (September 30, 1869 – July 29, 1947) was an officer in the United States Army with the rank of Brigadier General, who served as a Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1924 to 1928.[1]

Biography[edit]

Walker was born on September 30, 1869 in Lynchburg, Virginia as the son of Thomas Lidsay and Catherine Dabney Walker.[1]

He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated from this institution in the summer of 1893. He was also commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[1]

He served as a director of the Army Field Engineering School from 1912 to 1914. He served as chief engineer of Punitive Expeditions into Mexico from 1916 to 1917. He was chief engineer of American Expeditionary Forces from August 1918 to August 1919. He was chief maintenance engineer of the Panama Canal from 1921 to 1924. He served as Panama Canal Zone Governor from 1924 to 1928.[1]

He died on July 29, 1947.[1]

Decorations[edit]

Here is the ribbon bar of Brigadier General Walker:

Bronze star
Bronze star
1st Row Army Distinguished Service Medal Mexican Service Medal World War I Victory Medal with two battle Clasps Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Meriwether Lewis Walker". Panama Canal Authority. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
Preceded by
Jay Johnson Morrow
Governor of Panama Canal Zone
1924–1928
Succeeded by
Harry Burgess