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Ronald R. Walker, American editor, educator, writer. Nieman fellow in journalism Harvard University, 1970-1971. Served with United States Army, 1957-1959. Member Society Nieman Fellows, Leica History Society of America.

Background

Walker, Ronald R. was born on September 2, 1934 in Newport News, Virginia, United States. Son of William R. and Jean Marie (King) Walker.

Education

Graduate (Nieman fellow) Harvard University, 1970-1971. Graduate School Journalism, New York City, 1974-1976.

Career

Reporter, news editor, senior editor, editorial page editor, managing editor San Juan Star, Puerto Rico, 1962—1973, Washington columnist, 1982—1984, city editor, 1984—1987, independent professional writer, columnist editorial page, from 1993. Instructor journalism Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1973—1974. Assistant professor Columbia University Graduate School Journalism, New York City, 1974—1976.

Editor The Daily News, 1976—1977. Press secretary Governor VI, 1978—1979. Special assistant, chief of staff Republican James H. Scheuer, United States Congress, 1980—1982, Resident Commissioner Jaime B. Fuster, United States Congress, 1987—1992.

Special assistant, press secretary Resident Commissioner Antonio J. Colorado, 1992—1993. Regular columnist St. John Times, 1997—2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to national magazines and journals including The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1957-1959. Member Society Nieman Fellows, Leica History Society of America.

Connections

Married O. Diane Mawson, April 16, 1961. Children: Mark Jonathan, Steven Christopher.

father:
William R. Walker

mother:
Jean Marie (King) Walker

spouse:
O. Diane Mawson

children:
Mark Jonathan Walker

Steven Christopher Walker