Biography: DORSET, Walter C.

WALTER C. DORSET, M. D.,was born in Anne Arundel County, Md., July 19, 184l, being a son of Thomas J. and Harriett (Clagett) Dorset, of Maryland, where the father died and the mother still resides. Walter C. was reared to manhood on a farm, and completed his education at the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Va. In 1867 he came to Maury County and resided with a relative, Mrs. Jane H. Y. Greenfield. He began studying medicine with the late Dr. Samuel Frierson. Later he attended Belleview Hospital Medical College, of New York City, and graduated there as a physician in l870. Since that time he has practiced in Columbia. and has met with more than ordinary suceess. He is strictly a self-made man, and by his own efforts and devotion to his calling has gained an enviable reputation. In January, 1886, he was elected health officer of Maury County by the county court, for a term of four years. Marion and Hallie B. are the children born to his marriage with Miss Janie M. Arnell. which occurred in 1871. Dr. Dorset’s political views are Democratic. He is a Mason, and he and family are members of the Episcopal Church.

Source: History of Tennessee: From the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford and Marshall Counties. Nashville, Tenn: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1886.


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