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Jane Stewart Walker

Jane Stewart Walker, small business owner, publishing executive, educator. Co-recipient Humanitarian of Year, Arthritis Foundation Indiana, 1998.


  • Walker, Jane Stewart was born on July 9, 1938 in Connersville, Indiana, United States. Daughter of George Sinks and Cornelia Stewart Tatman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1960.


    • Assistant teacher The Children's Corner, Indianapolis, 1971—1975. Historic interpreter Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement, Noblesville, 1975. Staff assistant History Landmarks Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, 1975—1978.

      Classified ads, credit and purchasing Topics Newspapers, 1978—1980. Staff education docent Children's Museum, 1981—1988. Part owner News Examiner Company, Connersville, 1991—1993, Winchester (Kentucky) Sun, 1991—2005, Commercial Printing Service, Connersville, Indiana, since 1989.

      Director and vice president Tatman, Inc., Connersville, Indiana, since 1983. Secretary and president Foundation Hand Research and Education, Indianapolis, 1988—1994. Director and vice president Walker Family Foundation, since 1993.


    • Author: The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, 1994.


    State co-chair Phillips Academy National Centennial Fund Doctor, Andover, Massachusetts, 1977—1979. Director and president Coleman Adoption Services, 1982—1988. Chairman finance development Arthritis Foundation Indiana, Indianapolis, 1989—1997.

    Member alumni council Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1984. Board director Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1999—2006, vice chairman board director, 2003—2006. Member of Sweet Briar Alumnas Club of Indiana (co-president since 1990), University Park Country Club.



    Photography, golf, reading, travel.


    • Married Frank Dilling Walker, August 25, 1979. Married Guy Thomas Connelly (divorced). Children: Kevin Connelly, Katherine Connelly.
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    • 1960
      Sweet Briar College
    • 1971 - 1975
      Assistant, teacher The Children's Corner
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1975
      historic interpreter Conner Prairie Pioneer Settlement
      Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    • 1975 - 1978
      staff assistant, History Landmarks Foundation Indiana
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      classified ads
    • 1981 - 1988
      staff education docent, Children's Museum
    • 1989
      part owner News Examiner Company
      Connersville, Indiana, United States
    • 1991 - 1993
      part owner News Examiner Company
      Connersville, Indiana, United States
    • 1991 - 2005
      part owner News Examiner Company
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