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Walker, Daniel

Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 93 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Governor, Political Leader, Politician, Representative


1922 - Daniel Walker, born on the 6th of August in Washington DC. He is a former Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Illinois.

1968 - He rose to prominence as head of the Chicago Study Team which issued a report on police conduct at the 68' Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1972 - Announced his candidacy for Governor, attracted wide attention by walking the length of Illinois, and won the Democratic primary by upsetting then-Lt. Governor Paul Simon.

1973 - 1977 - Served as Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Illinois.

1974 - He supported legislative candidates against Daley allies.

1975 -Members of his administration demanded Daley resign as chairman of the Cook County Democratic organization.

1976 - He lost the Democratic primary to Secretary of State Michael Howlett, the candidate supported by Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley.

1980 - He entered the private sector with a chain of self-named quick oil-change franchises and a pair of troubled Savings and Loans.

1987 - He was convicted of improprieties related to the latter, and spent nearly two years in federal prison.

2007 - He currently resides in California.


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