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Monday, January 07, 2013

Queen’s Honor Came as Surprise to Westporter

By James Lomuscio

Westporter Alan G. Walton said it came as a complete surprise to him that that he was even nominated, let alone be among those chosen to receive one of the highest honors from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Image
Alan Walton: “No idea I was even nominated.” Contributed photo Image
Queen Elizabeth honors Alan Walton on Dec. 4. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

“Absolutely, I had no idea I was even nominated,” said the 76-year-old, recently retired founder of Oxford Bioscience Partners.

On Dec. 4 Walton, a Westport resident since 2000 and who holds dual British and U.S. citizenship, was among 75 to be dubbed Officer of the Most Excellent Order for his work on gene analysis to identify susceptibility to different types of cancer. The award, started in 1917 by King George V to honor chivalry, was pinned to Walton’s lapel by the Queen, a ceremony comparable to knighthood.

“When I heard about it, I joked, saying that if its not a knighthood, I’m not going to take it,” he said. “I was told if I had only been a British citizen, I probably would have gotten a knighthood for it.”

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