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Hybridizer Marion Russell Walker (1915-2002)

Ventura, California, USA

Marion was the eighth and youngest President of AIS, 1956 -1959, and the first from the western U.S. He became a member of AIS, along with his wife Dorothy in 1938, making them the oldest members with continuous membership, along with Minnie Colquitt, for a period of 64 years. To list his many contributions to the society over his lifetime would take a book. Briefly, you could say he was an Irisarian, a Plantsman, an Orchardist, a Politician, a Conservationist, an Environmentalist, a Rancher, a Public Servant, a Hybridizer, a Church Layman and a Musician. A more extensive article about Marion R. Walker may be found in AIS Bulletin #329; April 2003:109-111.

Registrations/Introductions:

Arilbred: 'Mohr Affair', 'Mohr Majesty'.

´╗┐Miniature Dwarf Bearded: ´╗┐ 'Lagunita',

Pacific Coast Native: ´╗┐ 'Fairy Lantern', 'Ojai', 'Violet Elf'.

Spuria: 'Anacapa', 'Autumn Glow', 'Black Point', 'Blue Nightshade', 'Canary Island', 'Chumasch Chief', 'Conquista', 'Driftwood', 'El Camino', 'Everglow', 'Fairy Lantern', 'First Voyage', 'Gay Lark', 'Grace Perry Nies', 'Indian Pueblo', 'Kathy Cabeen', 'Lydia Jane', 'Montalvo', 'Morning Cloak', 'Morningtide', 'Morro Bay', 'Mystifier', 'Navigator', 'Northern Muse', 'Orange Delight', 'Oroville', 'Peanut Butter', 'Robin Rebecca', 'Sierra Nevada', 'Solidarity', 'Stability', 'Sunlit Seas', 'Tempting Tigress', 'Terra Nova', 'Undaunted', 'Violet Veil', 'Walnut Veneer', 'Wren's Nest'.

Tall Bearded: 'Allegro', 'Anacapa', 'Black Diego', 'Buttermilk Sky', 'Channel Islands', 'Country Lass', 'Gideon', Golden Anniversary', 'Happy Visit', 'Harvester', 'Ivory Tower', 'Kiska', 'Lake Constance', 'Lucky Strike', 'Norn', 'Pacific Fleet', 'Parian', 'Pt Mugu', 'Saticoy', 'Sespe', 'Sky Maid', 'Sun-Dart', 'The Harvester', 'Ventura'.
Topic revision: r31 - 19 Dec 2018, davepote
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