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Finance company executive

Walter Winn Durham, American finance company executive. Recipient Entrepreneur of Year, Southern Methodist University, 1970, Private Sector Initiatives award, President Task Force, 1984.


Durham, Walter Winn was born on November 24, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of Walter A. and Pauline E. (Sizemore) Durham.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas-Austin, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University, 1969.


Assistant to president Texas Industries, Inc., Dallas, 1966—1970. President, chairman, Chief Executive Officer Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Company Finance Corporation, 1970—1985. President Texas/Southwest Ventures, Inc., 1984—1986, Strategic Development and Marketing Corporation, since 1986.

Director Allied Bank Mockingbird, Dallas, Concorde Finance Corporation, Dallas, Zebbies, Inc. First lieutenant United States Army, 1961-1963.


The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.


Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.


Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.


President Dallas Republic Men's Club, 1969. Member Southwest Regional Association, Small Business Investment Companies (president 1984-1985), Southern Methodist University Master of Business Administration Association (president 1974), Private Industry Council for Texas (chairman 1981-1984).


Married Peggy Ann Aston, December 28, 1959. Children: Walter Aston, Allison Lee, Steven Winn.

Walter A. Durham

Pauline E. (Sizemore) Durham

Peggy Ann Aston

Walter Aston Durham

Allison Lee Durham

Steven Winn Durham