Walter Perry (1865-1946)

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Walter
Perry, son of Arthur Latham Perry and Mary Brown (Smedley), was born on July
21, 1865.  He was educated in the
Williamstown public schools and at Williston
Academy.  He attended Williams College
and graduated with the class of 1887.  In
his senior year he was captain of the baseball team that scored victories over
both Harvard and Yale.

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Upon
graduation, Walter worked at Farrel Foundry and Machine Company in Ansonia, Connecticut.  Beginning as a purchasing agent, he became
president of the company, retiring in 1933. 
After this, he served as the State Bank Commissioner for ten years.

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Walter
was married to Mary Rogers, who died in 1913, and later to Elizabeth
Morgan.  He had three sons: Roger, Walter
Jr., and Charles Morgan.  He also had two
daughters: Mrs. Robert J. Davidson, and Mrs. James D. Marsh.  He died on September 30, 1946 at the age of
81.

By Patrick McCurdy (Class of 2002)