Biography of Dr. Walter M. Bucher
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

WALTER MARTIN BUCHER, B. S., M. D. Among the successful members of the Cleveland medical profession who have won high standing both as physicians and surgeons and also as worth while men and citizens is Dr. Walter M. Bucher, who has been in the private practice of his profession for the last ten years.

He was born at Tiffin, Ohio, on June 5, 1886, the son of C. Theodore and Anna (Liechti) Bucher, both natives of Switzerland. His father was born in 1840, and came to the United States when he was s young man of twenty two years, his first location being at St. Louis, Missouri, where he met his wife, who was born in 1844, and came to this country when she was sixteen years of age. They were married in St. Louis in 1872. Later they made their home in Tiffin, Ohio, where on September 20, 1922, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. For many years the father was engaged in structural iron work, but is now retired from active business life. The parents are members of the Reformed Church.

Doctor Bucher was reared at Tiffin, and was graduated from high school in 1903. He was graduated from Heidelberg University, Bachelor of Science, with the class of 1907, and then entered the medical department of Western Reserve University, where he was graduated Doctor of Medicine with the class of 1911. During the years of 1910 and 1911 he served as interne at Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, and during the years of 1911 and 1912 he served in the same capacity in Cleveland City Hospital. In 1913 he was given charge of the Warrensville Tuberculosis Sanatorium, and from 1914 to 1922 he was medical inspector of the city schools of Cleveland, from which latter position he resigned in order to give all of his time to private practice, which by that time had grown to such extent that it required his undivided attention.

Doctor Bucher is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha college fraternity, Elibrook Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; John K. Corwin Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Forest City Commandery, Knights Templar; Al Koran Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; the Grotto, and of South Brooklyn Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Glenn Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the Eighth Reformed Church. He is also a member of the Cleveland Athletic Club and of Sleepy Hollow Country Club.

Doctor Bucher married Miss Rena Richards, the daughter of Judge and Jenny (Harding) Richards, of Clyde, Ohio, and to them two daughters have been born: Betty, born in 1918, and Joan, born in 1922.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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