Deerfield, Illinois , United States
|| August 06, 1922
|Died||April 29, 2015
Jun 16, 2017 08:24pm
Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Government Reform - Divorced - Married - U.S. Navy - Convicted - Disbarred - Imprisoned - Methodist - Straight -
|Info||DAN 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.