Daniel Walker

Politician + Fraudster
Born Aug 6, 1922

Daniel Walker was a lawyer, businessman, and Democratic politician from Illinois. He was the 36th Governor of Illinois from 1973 to 1977.

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1922 Birth Born on August 6, 1922.


1947 24 Years Old Walker was married in 1947 to Roberta Dowse, a Catholic school teacher from Kenosha, Wisconsin. They had seven children, three boys--Daniel Jr., Charles, and William--and four girls, Kathleen, Julie, Roberta, and Margaret. They were divorced in 1977.


1968 45 Years Old …  He rose to prominence as author of Rights in Conflict, his report on the disturbances of the 1968 Democratic Convention, calling some of the police activities a “police riot.”
1971 48 Years Old Walker announced his candidacy for Governor of Illinois in 1971 and attracted wide attention by walking across Illinois in 1971. … Read More


1974 51 Years Old The enmity between Walker and Mayor Richard J. Daley's political organization was deep. In 1974, Walker supported legislative candidates against Daley allies. … Read More
1976 53 Years Old In 1976 Walker was defeated in the Democratic primary, losing to Secretary of State Michael Howlett, the candidate supported by Mayor Daley, by a 54% to 46% margin. … Read More


1987 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, he was convicted of a loan impropriety related to the First American Savings & Loan Association of Oak Brook. … Read More
1989 66 Years Old Walker later married Roberta Nelson, who was 14 years his junior, and was divorced in 1989 while he was in prison.
2001 78 Years Old In January 2001 Walker requested a pardon from outgoing President Bill Clinton, but his request was not granted. … Read More
2006 83 Years Old Roberta Dowse-Walker died in December 2006 from colon cancer.
2007 84 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007 he resided in Escondido, California, with his third wife, Lillian. … Read More
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