Jimmy Walker
American politician
Jimmy Walker
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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New Kids on The Block for Taundry and Walker! - Vitalfootball
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Richard Taundry and Jimmy Walker are celebrating the birth of a daughter and son respectively this weekend! Jimmy Walker missed out on the game on Saturday and Ethan James Walker was born. Walker previously missed the match against Bournemouth away on
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Carluke Angling Club members enjoy barbecue and fun day - Carluke Gazette
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Members, including president Jimmy Walker, enjoyed a barbecue with food including burgers and sausages, and listening to a fine speech by 85-year-old founder member Adam Scott. Adam, a member for 59 years, spoke about the club's history and was
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Smith not concerned by Walker's Walsall record - expressandstar.com
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Boss Dean Smith today insisted Jimmy Walker's record chase is not his concern and has told the Walsall goalkeeper to focus on reclaiming his place. The Saddlers shot-stopper needs just 21 appearances to beat Colin Harrison's record of 530 but has lost
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Tweeters show their true (college) colors - ESPN (blog)
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Jimmy Walker's wife, Erin, cracked me up with these two. @tourwifetravels (Erin Walker): What exactly is a "game day consultant"?! #JimTressel Holy big scoring game batman ... @JimmyWalkerPGA's Baylor Bears lead TCU 27/23 with 6 minutes left...in the
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Golf notebook: Boerne's Walker qualifies for next round - San Antonio Express
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A career-best season for Boerne's Jimmy Walker reached another high point last week when he finished in a tie for 18th at The Barclays, the first round of the PGA Tour's postseason tournament lineup
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Jimmy Walker: Walker goes low; event shortened to 54 holes - Rotoworld.com
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Jimmy Walker crafted a bogey-free, 7-under-par 33-31=64 in his second round of The Barclays. Walker hit 17 greens at Plainfield today and converted seven birdies, the longest of which was merely 8'8" at the 18th hole. He's an aggregate 7-under 135,
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Boerne golfer Walker closer to a breakthrough - San Antonio Express
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Jimmy Walker reacts to missing a birdie putt on No. 18 during the third round of the Greenbrier Classic on July 30. Walker posted a PGA Tour career-best score of 62 in that round. San Antonio-area players Jimmy Walker and Cameron
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What they said: Jimmy Walker - PGA Tour
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JIMMY WALKER: I played really well. I hit a lot of good shots and got the putter rolling good on the back-9. The finish, I hit a good tee ball up to the left. I had a little bit of a flyer lie. Hit it where I wanted to. Tried to land it on the front
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PICHON COULD BE STAR ATTRACTION - Belfast Newsletter
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Explaining the finer details of what promises to be a shop-window for motocross, Jimmy Walker on behalf of the organising Temple club said, “This will be a full International event with a mixture of the old and new. “Named after a loyal club member
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Walsall 1 - 0 Leyton Orient - BBC Sport
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Walsall keeper Jimmy Walker denied Dean Cox and Jimmy Smith headers and O's striker Jamie Cureton missed two good chances as the hosts held on. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. "I'm bitterly disappointed with the first
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Jimmy Walker backed to break Saddlers record - expressandstar.com
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Dean Smith today insisted Jimmy Walker will smash Walsall's appearance record and backed the stopper to be better than ever. The Saddlers chief reckons the 38-year-old can be an ever-present this year and labelled him a club legend
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His Thumb Healed, Kim Has a Win In His Grasp
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Anthony Kim, who said he felt his game beginning to turn around two weeks ago at the British Open, kept things moving in the right direction on Saturday at the Greenbrier Classic, shooting an eight-under-par 62 to take the lead going into the final round for the first time in 15 months. Kim, 26, a three-time PGA Tour
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Jimmy Walker posts early 62 to take share of Greenbrier lead - msnbc.com
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Jimmy Walker went out early on Saturday at the Greenbrier Classic and garnered what may be a temporary share of the lead with Webb Simpson and Brendon de Jonge. Walker went from 1-over and on the cut line on Friday evening to the top of the leaderboard ... - -
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James William “Bill” Walker, 69, of Temple, Ga. - The Citizen.com
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He is survived by his children Lynn Ivey & husband Gary of Sharpsburg, Ga., Jimmy Walker & wife Christie of St. John's, Fla., and Tom Walker of Woodstock, Ga.; 4 grandchildren Lindsey Walker, Megan Walker, Garrett Ivey & Nicholas Ivey; brothers Ernie
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Walsall new-boy David Grof has Jimmy Walker in his sights - expressandstar.com
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New signing David Grof today warned Walsall legend Jimmy Walker he has come to replace him as the club's first-choice keeper. The 22-year-old Hungarian is the latest of manager Dean Smith's seven summer signings so far to come through the doors at The
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Jimmy Walker: Walker in early contention at Canadian Open - Rotoworld.com
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Jimmy Walker was the ninth to sign for a 2-under 68 following his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open. Walker carded 34s on both nines with two birdies and a bogey on each. He hit only 11 greens but minimalized the damage with a relatively tidy 26
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Memory Lane - Jimmy Walker - Walk of Fame Entrant - Walsall Web-Fans
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Following a two year spell at Meadow lane, Notts County, without breaking into their first team, Jimmy Walker joined Walsall as a 20-year old way back in July, 1993. Who would have thought back then he would have gone on to achieve hero-worship to play
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Walker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 64
    Died on November 18, 1946.
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  • 1945
    Age 63
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A romanticized version of Walker's tenure as mayor was presented in the 1957 film Beau James, starring Bob Hope. This was a somewhat accurate depiction of Walker, who during his time as mayor had become a symbol of the jazz age romanticism. The film was based on a biography of Walker, also titled Beau James, written by Gene Fowler. The book was also the basis for Jimmy, a stage musical about Walker that had a brief Broadway run from October 1969 to January 1970. The show starred Frank Gorshin as Walker and Anita Gillette as Betty Compton. There is also a song about Walker in the stage musical Fiorello!, "Gentleman Jimmy". Footage of Walker is used in the 1983 Woody Allen film Zelig, with Walker being one of the guests during Zelig's visit to William Randolph Hearst's mansion in San Simeon, California.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1935
    Age 53
    The 1935 novel It Can't Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, lists the exiles in Paris as "Jimmy Walker, and a few ex-presidents from South America and Cuba".
    More Details Hide Details Walker was referenced in "Last Call", the December 6, 2010, episode of the ABC television series, Castle. The political and criminal activity surrounding Walker's 1929 campaign features heavily in Tom Bradby's 2009 novel Blood Money.
  • 1932
    Age 50
    Walker agreed and resigned on September 1, 1932.
    More Details Hide Details He went on a grand tour of Europe with Compton, his Ziegfeld girl. Walker stayed in Europe until the danger of criminal prosecution appeared remote. There, he married Compton. After his return to the United States, Walker acted as head of Majestic Records, which included such popular performing artists as Louis Prima and Bud Freeman. He died at the age of 65 of a brain hemorrhage. He was interred in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York. When Walker was a member of the New York State Senate, he sponsored the "Walker Law" to legalize boxing in New York. He was honored a number of times over the years by the boxing community.
  • FORTIES
  • 1929
    Age 47
    Walker's fortunes turned downward with the economy after the stock-market crash of 1929.
    More Details Hide Details Patrick Joseph Hayes, the Cardinal Archbishop of New York, denounced him, implying that the immorality of the mayor, both personal and political in tolerating "girlie magazines" and casinos was a cause of the economic downturn. It was one of the causes that led to Tammany Hall pulling their support for Walker. Increasing social unrest led to investigations into corruption within his administration, and he was eventually forced to testify before the investigative committee of Judge Samuel Seabury, the Seabury Commission (also known as the Hofstadter Committee). Walker caused his own downfall by accepting large sums of money from businessmen looking for municipal contracts. One surprise witness in the Seabury investigation was Vivian Gordon. She informed the investigators that women were falsely arrested and accused of prostitution by the New York City Police Department. Police officers were given more money in their paychecks. After her testimony, Gordon was suspiciously found strangled to death in a park in the Bronx. That demonstrated to New Yorkers that corruption could lead to terrible consequences and that Walker might ultimately, in some way, be responsible for her death.
    Walker was re-elected by an overwhelming margin in 1929, defeating Republican Fiorello La Guardia and Socialist Norman Thomas.
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  • 1927
    Age 45
    Walker was a clothes horse: his valet packed 43 suits for his trip to Europe in August 1927.
    More Details Hide Details On the other hand, his reputation for tolerating corruption made him suspect to middle-class and moralistic voters. Governor Alfred E. Smith was his mentor. Smith was a staunch supporter since Walker backed many social and cultural issues that were considered politically important such as social welfare legislation, legalization of boxing, repeal of blue laws against Sunday baseball games, condemning the Ku Klux Klan, and especially their mutual opposition to Prohibition. Smith knew the secret to how Walker won the election, and overcoming his tarnished reputation was for Smith to guide Walker's every move. Smith used his base in the strong political machine of Tammany Hall to secure this victory. Finally, Walker himself had to be willing to change some of his more unscrupulous ways or at least provide a cover for his indiscretions. As with many of the things in Walker's life, he chose the latter. Instead of ending his visits to the speakeasies and his friendships with chorus girls, he took those activities behind the closed doors of a penthouse funded by Tammany Hall.
  • 1926
    Age 44
    After his years in the Senate, Walker set his sights on the 1926 election for Mayor of New York.
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  • 1925
    Age 43
    Beginning with the 1925 Democratic primary for mayor, Walker knew that to ultimately win the mayoral election he had to defeat the mayor, John Francis Hylan.
    More Details Hide Details Walker's reputation as a flamboyant man-about-town made him a hero to many working-class voters; he was often seen at legitimate theaters and illegitimate speakeasies.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1915
    Age 33
    He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1915 to 1925, sitting in the 138th, 139th, 140th, 141st (all four 13th D.), 142nd, 143rd, 144th, 145th, 146th, 147th and 148th New York State Legislatures (all seven 12th D.); and was Minority Leader from 1920 to 1922; Temporary President of the State Senate from 1923 to 1924; and Minority Leader again in 1925.
    More Details Hide Details In the Senate he heavily opposed Prohibition.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1910
    Age 28
    Walker was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 5th D.) in 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1914.
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  • 1909
    Age 27
    Walker at first decided that he would rather write songs and be involved in the music industry but he eventually entered politics in 1909 and subsequently passed the bar exam in 1912.
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  • 1904
    Age 22
    Walker was not the best of students and dropped out of college before eventually graduating from New York Law School in 1904.
    More Details Hide Details Walker's father wanted him to become a lawyer and politician.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1881
    Born
    Born on June 19, 1881.
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