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Daniel Walker
ILLINOIS GOVERNOR DAN WALKER GREETS CHICAGO CONSTITUENTS DURING THE BUD BILLIKEN DAY PARADE, ONE OF THE LARGEST... - NARA - 556272 (cropped).jpg
36th Governor of Illinois
In office
January 8, 1973 – January 10, 1977
Lieutenant Neil Hartigan
Preceded by Richard Ogilvie
Succeeded by James Thompson
Personal details
Born (1922-08-06)August 6, 1922
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died April 29, 2015(2015-04-29) (aged 92)
Chula Vista, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Residence Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Northwestern University

Daniel "Dan" Walker (August 6, 1922 – April 29, 2015) was an American Democratic lawyer, businessman, and politician from Illinois. He was the 36th Governor of Illinois from January 1973 to January 1977. He was one of the four governors of Illinois to serve in jail. He went to jail because of bank fraud in 1988.

Walker was born on August 6, 1922 in Washington, D.C.. He was raised in San Diego, California. Walker studied at the United States Naval Academy and at Northwestern University. Walker died of heart failure in Chula Vista, California, aged 92.


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