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WALKER, Charles Manning, journalist, born in Athens, Ohio, 25 December, 1834. He was graduated at the University of Ohio in 1854, was clerk in the United States treasury department from May, 1861, till November, 1862; 5th auditor United States treasury from November 1862, till July, 1869; and chief clerk in the post-office department from July, 1883, till July, 1885. He has been for many years an editorial writer on the Indianapolis " Journal," and has published "History of Athens County, Ohio, and incidentally of the Ohio Land Company," and the "First Settlement of the State at Marietta, with Personal and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers" (2 vols., Cincinnati, 1869) ; "Life of Oliver P. Morton" (Indianapolis, 1877) ; " Life of Alvin P. Hovey" (1888).
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