WALTER H. SAUNDERS 

Served as camp Commander in 1921, and again in 1930, and  served as Judge Advocate-in-Chief for the national organization of the SCV. He was born in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law LL.B.  In 1899 he moved to St. Louis and served as a corporation attorney. He had practiced law in Virginia and Louisiana for seven years prior to this. Saunders helped form the law firm of Leahy, Saunders and Walther.  He and his wife, Eva Louise had four sons; George S., Walter H. Jr., William K., and Edward Watts Saunders. Mr. Saunders belonged to the St. Michael and St. George Episcopal Church at 6345 Wydown Boulevard, was a member of the University Club, the Bellerive Country Club, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Saunders died on August 4th 1935 of a heart attack at his home (#18 Crestwood  Dr, Clayton, MO.) He was given full military honors at St. Michael and St. George Church by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Sources; Missouri Historical Society Necrology File Volume 17 p.135
               Bench and Bar, Volume 2 p.6

 

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