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  Walker, Dan
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2007-05-26  
 
NameDan Walker
Address
Deerfield, Illinois , United States
EmailNone
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Born August 06, 1922
DiedApril 29, 2015 (92 years)
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifedRBH
Jun 16, 2017 08:24pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Government Reform - Divorced - Married - U.S. Navy - Convicted - Disbarred - Imprisoned - Methodist - Straight -
InfoDAN WALKER was born in Washington, D.C., on August 6, 1922. Walker graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1945 and from Northwestern Law School in 1950. He graduated with honors from Carroll College in 1969. Walker was on active duty in the U.S. Navy 1940-41, 1945-47, and 1951. He served as the Deputy Chief Commissioner in the United States Court of Military Appeals from 1951-52. In 1952, Walker was the administrative aide to Governor Adlai E. Stevenson. He served as the Secretary of the Illinois Public Aid Commission in 1962 and the was its acting chair in 1964. During his tenure, Governor Walker served on the National Governors' Conference Executive Committee.

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.

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BOOKS
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The Maverick and the Machine: Governor Dan Walker Tells His Story  Purchase Craverguy 
Dan Walker: The Glory and the Tragedy  Purchase COSDem 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 26, 2005 04:35pm General Former Illinois governor Walker retired, writing books in Escondido  Article COSDem 
Aug 00, 1993 12:00am News Remember Dan Walker, the last Democrat to be governor? [IL]  Article COSDem 
Jan 01, 1977 04:00pm Profile Dan Walker, a lone wolf governor  Article COSDem 

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RACES
  03/16/1976 IL Governor- D Primary Lost 46.17% (-7.65%)
  11/07/1972 IL Governor Won 50.68% (+1.66%)
  03/21/1972 IL Governor - D Primary Won 51.41% (+2.82%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL Governor - Nov 02, 1976 D Michael J. Howlett
IL US Senate Special - Nov 03, 1970 D Adlai Stevenson III