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William Nickerson Walker

William Nickerson Walker, American lawyer, former diplomat. Bar: Illinois 1963, District of Columbia 1978, New York 1978. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award Wesleyan University, 1985.

Background

  • Walker, William Nickerson was born on April 3, 1938 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Albert Nickerson and Helen Faye (Jackson) Walker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1963.

    Career

    • Associate Price, Cushman, Keck & Mahin, Chicago, 1963-1969. Chief evaluation and planning Office Legal Services Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, 1969-1970, special counsel, 1970, acting deputy general counsel, 1970-1971. Deputy director White House Office Consumer Affairs, 1971-1972.

      General counsel Cost of Living Council, Washington, 1972-1974, Federal Energy Office, Washington, 1974. Director Presidential Personnel Office White House, 1974-1975. Ambassador, deputy special representative for trade negotiations Geneva, Switzerland, 1975-1977.

      Counsel Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander, New York City, 1977-1978, partner, since 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1963, District of Columbia 1978, New York 1978.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Founder, president Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club, 1963-1965. Founder, executive secretary Midwest Rugby Football Union, Chicago, 1963-1965. Member American Bar Association, New York Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Council on Foreign Relations, Council American Ambassadors, Psi Upsilon.

    Clubs: Mystical Seven, Larchmont Yacht, Winged Foot Golf.

    Connections

    • Married Janet Mason Smith, June 21, 1961. Children: Gilbert Nickerson, Helen Anne, Joanna Smith.
    • father: Albert Nickerson Walker
    • mother: Helen Faye (Jackson) Walker
    • spouse: Janet Mason Smith
    • children: Gilbert Nickerson Walker
    • Helen Anne Walker
    • Joanna Smith Walker
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    • 1960
      Wesleyan University
    • 1963
      University Virginia
    • 1963 - 1969
      Associate, Price
      Cushman, Arkansas, United States
    • 1969 - 1970
      chief evaluation and planning Office Legal Services Office of Economic, Opportunity
      Washington, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      deputy director, White House Office Consumer Affairs
    • 1972 - 1974
      general counsel, Cost of Living Council
      Washington, United States
    • 1974
      general counsel, Cost of Living Council
      Washington, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      director, Presidential Personnel Office White House
    • 1975 - 1977
      ambassador
      Switzerland
    • 1977 - 1978
      counsel, Mudge
      Rose, Calabria, Italy
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