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 James J. Walker

James J. Walker

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 18 Nov 1946 (aged 65)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 1068 · View Source
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New York City Mayor. Born to New York State Assemblyman William H. Walker he grew up in Greenwich Village NY. He attended Xavier College and New York Law School. In 1909 he was elected to the New York State Assembly and the New York State Senate in 1914. He was elected Mayor in 1925, defeating incumbent John Hylan, with the help of Tammany Hall and Governor Alfred Smith. Was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924, 1928 and 1932. His administration was marred by corruption. He enjoyed Broadway plays and fine speakeasys. With pressure from New York Governor Franklin Roosevelt he resigned his office in 1932 during a corruption investigation. During his term as mayor he divorced his first wife to marry showgirl Betty Compton.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1068
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James J. Walker (19 Jun 1881–18 Nov 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1068, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .