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Daniel Walker

Born: 6-Aug-1922
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Died: 29-Apr-2015
Location of death: Chula Vista, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Illinois, 1973-77

Military service: US Navy (1945-47 and Korean War)

Once thought to be possible presidential material, or perhaps on Bob Dole's ticket. He failed to earn even the Democratic nomination for his second term, and devoted his resources to business and leisure. It is possible that he neglected his businesses too much, and his two companies -- an oil change firm and a savings and loan -- both fell into financial trouble. High living expenses did not help. Daniel Walker was sentenced in 1987 to seven years prison and five years probation for fraud, perjury, and making false statements.

Father: Lewis Walker
Wife: Roberta (m. 30 years, div.)
Son: Dan Walker, Jr.
Wife: Roberta (a different Roberta, div.)
Wife: Lily Stewart (until his death)

    High School: San Diego High School, San Diego, CA
    Military College: BA, US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1945)
    Law School: Northwestern University School of Law (1950)

    Governor of Illinois (1973-77)
    Law Clerk to US Supreme Court Justice Fred Vinson
    Fraud
    Perjury guilty plea
    Making False Statements

Author of books:
The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story (2007, memoir)


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