Marion C. Walden,

superintendent of the Switzerland County schools, Vevay, is a native of the same county and was born in 1858. He spent the early years of his life on the farm and obtained the rudiments of an education in the common schools, supplementing this by a course at the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio. Up to 1879 Mr. Walden had followed agricultural pursuits, except when in school, but in that year he began teaching, which he continued till 1884. Since the latter date Mr. Walden has officiated as superintendent of the public schools of the county, doing his whole duty toward the advancement of education. Mr. Walden's home is with his parents. His father, Henry C. Walden, was born in Jefferson Township, this county, in 1838, and has always been a farmer, haveing reared seven boys. His mother, Amanda R. (McHenry) Walden, is a native of Adams County, Ohio.