Henry Walker, Rho, 1855, Phi Alpha 1892-1894
Henry Walker, Rho, 1855, was a leader in the military, legal profession and civic activities. After graduating from Harvard, he visited the West Indies and then studied law. He practiced law from 1858 to 1890 and was a leader in the Massachusetts bar. Many years of his active life, however, were spent in the Civil War and as a public official.
Brother Walker’s civil war record began as an adjunct of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry.
He then was involved in the battle of Fort Monroe and continued in service with
promotions to Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel. He was discharged in 1865.
In later years, Brother Walker served as a member and chairman of the Boston Police
Commission, as a member and chairman of the state Democratic Committee and for
more than a quarter of a century as treasurer of Old North Church. He was also
commander of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts (1887-
During his service as Phi Alpha, Zeta Psi chartered the Mu chapter at Stanford
Brother Walker was born in 1832 and died in 1914 at the age of 82.