Walker, Charles Vincent
b. 1812-03-20
d. 1882-12-24
Charles Vincent Walker was an author, inventor, and telegraph engineer who was involved with the British Meteorological Society from 1850 to 1873. He served as Honorary Secretary from 1856 to 1865, was Vice-President from 1866 to 1868, and President between 1869 and 1871 before returning to the Vice-President's position from 1871 to 1873.1 Walker held several patents for his engineering inventions and, according to historian J. M. Walker, contributed to railway safety and efficiency in a number of ways.2 Born 20 March 1812 in Camden Town, England, he died in Tunbridge Wells on 24 December 1882, at the age of seventy.3
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