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Investments executive , real estate

Walter Willard Walker, American Real estate and investments executive ( fin: real established)real estate and investments executive. Member Sigma Xi, Nu Sigma Nu, Minneapolis; Club, Princeton.


Walker, Walter Willard was born on December 4, 1911 in Minneapolis. Son of Archie Dean and Bertha Willard (Hudson) Walker.


Bachelor, Princeton University, 1935. Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, 1940. Postgraduate University of Minnesota, 1942-1948.


October 1969); married Elaine Barbatsis, March 17, 1972. Stepchildren: Nicholas K. Barbatsis, Marianna Barbatsis Priest, Becka Barbatsis Mourmouras, Christian Barbatsis Dayton. Teaching fellow pathology University of Minnesota, 1942-1948.

Left medicine, went into business, 1948. Director Shasta Forest Company, Redding, California, 1951-1971, treasurer, 1954-1966, vice president, 1966-1971. Secretary, director Barlow Realty Company, Minneapolis, 1954-1967, president, 1967-1977, chairman, 1977-1980, secretary, 1980-1983, vice president, 1983-1988.

Partner Barlow Assocs., 1988^. Secretary, board director Walker Pence Company, 1950-1972. Secretary Penwalk InvestmentCo., 1958-1972, board director, 1943-1972.

Board director Craig-Hallum Corporation, Minneapolis,1954-1992. Advisory board Lincoln office Northwestern National Bank, Minneapolis, 1957-1974. Board of directors T.B. Walker Foundation, 1953-1976, vice president, 1954-1976.

Board directors Minnesota Opera Company, 1968-1973, Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation, since 1953, Minneapolis Foundation, 1962-1979, Walker Art Ctr, 1954-1976, United Fund, 1966-1972. Trustee Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, 1969-1977. Trustee Children'sHealth Center, Inc., 1968-1973, treasurer, 1969-1973.

President Foundation Services, 1967-1973. Board directors, Executive Committee Minnesota Charities Review Council, 1965-1974. Member Hennepin County Capital Budgeting Task Force, 1973-1974.


The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.


God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.


Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.


Member of Sigma Xi, Minneapolis, University Minnesota Alumni Club, Princeton Club (New York City), Nu Sigma Nu.


Married Elva Mae Dawson, December 16, 1939 (divorced October 1969). Married Elaine Barbatsis, March 17, 1972. 1 stepchild Nicholas R.

Archie Dean Walker

Bertha Willard (Hudson) Walker

Elva Mae Dawson

Elaine Barbatsis