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Memory Hold The Door, Volume III: 1978–1987

Memory Hold The Door Honorees from 1978 to 1987.

The Honorable John Frost Walker (1881–1970)

John Frost Walker was born in Richland County on September 7, 1881, the son of John Frost and Nannie Flannagan Walker. He graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1904 and practiced law in Union until 1960, when he was elected Judge of the Union County Court and remained on the Bench until 1964. His law firm associations were Barron, Barron and Walker, Walker and White.

The public service of Judge Walker involved two terms in the South Carolina State Legislature from 1913 until 1916. He served in the military in World Wars I and II. He was Captain of Union County’s Company E, 118th Infantry of World War I. In World War II, he served as Judge Advocate, Army Air Corps.

In 1908, he married Cornelia Hope Greer, and three children survive this marriage: John Frost Walker, Wesley M. Walker and Cornelia Walker Hall.

The following editorial best described Judge John Frost Walker, who “ … represented that rare and respectable breed in Union as few others have done … ” We salute his patriotism and service to his country, not only for his military and public service careers, but for the model of fairness and concern he has set for others.