Biography of Melvin Harvey Walker, Jr., M.D.

Last Updated on May 1, 2021 by

MELVIN HARVEY WALKER, JR., M. D, has been a medical practitioner in Pittsfield for nearly a decade. He is a native of Westboro, born October 21, 1886, son of Melvin H. and Ann (Moses) Walker; his father being a manufacturer in Westboro; and the mother now deceased. The son Melvin took the usual courses in the grammar grades and was prepared for college in the Westboro High School and Phillips Academy, Andover. He was graduated from Yale University in the class of 1909 with the degree of B. A.; graduated from Harvard Medical School in the class of 1915 with the degree of M. D. Dr. Walker began his actual career as a physician by serving as interne at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and then entered upon the practice of his profession at Pittsfield in 1915. He is a member of the staff of the House of Mercy Hospital, Pittsfield.

Dr. Walker is a member of the Chi Rho Sigma fraternity of Harvard University, the Alpha Delta Pi fraternity of Yale University, the American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, Berkshire County Medical Society, charter member of the Kiwanis Club, and member of the Country Club of Pittsfield. He is affiliated with the Congregational Church.

Dr. Walker married, September 15, 1914, Helen Gates. They are the parents of two daughters, Ann and Pamela.


Lockwood, John H. (John Hoyt); Bagg, Ernest Newton; Carson, Walter S. (Walter Scott); Riley, Herbert E. (Herbert Elihu); Boltwood, Edward; Clark, Will L. (Will Leach); Western Massachusetts A History 1636-1925; New York and Chicago: Lewis historical publishing company, inc., 1926

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