Tucson, Arizona , United States
|| November 14, 1936
|Died||March 12, 2021
Mar 13, 2021 01:24pm
|Info||Robert E. Walkup was elected Mayor of Tucson on November 2,1999. He was born on November 14, 1936 and was raised in Ames, Iowa, where his father was a Professor of Engineering at Iowa State University. |
After earning his Industrial Engineering degree at ISU and serving in the U.S. Army, Mayor Walkup embarked upon his well-known business career in the high-technology aerospace industry. For over thirty-five years, he worked as an engineer and executive for Rockwell International, Fairchild Republic and Hughes Aircraft Company, where he built avionics equipment, military and commercial aircraft, and other national defense systems.
Mayor Walkup has spent many years volunteering his personal time in the community with organizations such as the Tucson Community Food Bank, the Pima-Santa Cruz County School-to-Work Program (founder), El Centro Cultural de las Americas (co-founder), GTEC and the Arizona Space Commission (founder and first chair).
The mayor's hobbies include playing guitar, sketching, studying astronomy, and restoring antique cars and motorcycles.
Mayor Walkup brings his community-building spirit to City Hall. His real-world management skills and experience help strengthen our government and our community.