H. J. WALKER
H. J. WALKER, county surveyor of Miami County, Ohio, is one of the most capable and popular public officials of the county. He has been a resident of Troy for some nineteen years but be was born in Brown Township, Miami County, Ohio. Josiah Walker, father of H.J. Walker, was brought to Troy from Pennsylvania, when small, and a large part of his life was spent on his farm in Brown Township, which he left in 1889 and has resided at Troy ever since, where he is one of the respected and substantial citizens.
H. J. Walker was educated in the public schools of Troy and took special course of three years in the Ohio State University at Columbus, graduating as a civil engineer, and then took up railroad work in the Northwest, after which he came to Troy. He is interested in a number of local enterprises and has served as city engineer for about twelve years. In November, 1901., he was first elected county surveyor, was reelected in November, 1904, and his term will not expire until September, 1909, when lie will have served continuously in this office about eight years.
Mr. Walker is an active member of the Elks and the Knights of Pythias, and be also retains his connection with the Sigma Nu fraternity of the Columbus University and is a charter member of the alumni chapel of the society. He belongs also to the Troy Club. Mr. Walker was reared in the Presbyterian faith.
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