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diplomat , Lawyer

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 of 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, Office Legal Services Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, 1970; acting deputy general counsel, Office Legal Services Office of Economic Opportunity, 1970-1971; deputy director, White House Office Consumer Affairs, 1971-1972; general counsel, Cost of Living Council, Washington, 1972-1974; general counsel, 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, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie & Alexander, New York City, since 1978.

Achievements

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

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:
Helen Anne Walker

Joanna Smith Walker

Gilbert Nickerson Walker