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Jimmy Walker

Born Jun 19, 1881

James John Walker, often known as Jimmy Walker and colloquially as Beau James, was the mayor of New York City from 1926 to 1932. During a corruption scandal he was forced to resign.

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1881 Birth Born on June 19, 1881.


1910 29 Years Old Walker was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1910 to 1914, and of the New York State Senate from 1914 to 1925.


1923 42 Years Old He was President pro tempore of the New York State Senate from 1923 to 1924.
1926 45 Years Old In 1926 he became Mayor of New York City, having defeated incumbent John F. Hylan in the 1925 Democratic primary with the help of Governor Alfred E. Smith and Tammany Hall. … Read More
1929 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Walker won re-election by an overwhelming margin in 1929, defeating Republican Fiorello La Guardia and Socialist Norman Thomas.


1932 51 Years Old Facing pressure from Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Walker resigned from office on September 1, 1932, and promptly fled for Europe until the danger of criminal prosecution appeared remote. … Read More


1945 64 Years Old …  Walker is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and was given the Edward J. Neil Trophy in 1945 for his service to the sport. … Read More
1946 65 Years Old After his return to the United States, for a time Walker acted as head of Majestic Records. He died at the age of 65, in 1946.
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