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GOVERNOR DAN WALKER - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/08/1973 - HFSID 273728

DAN WALKER Governor Walker sends a Thank you letter regarding an admirer asking for a signed photograph Typed Letter Signed: "Dan Walker" as Governor of Illinois, 1p, 8½x11. Springfield, Illinois, 1973 November 8.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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DAN WALKER
Governor Walker sends a Thank you letter regarding an admirer asking for a signed photograph
Typed Letter Signed: "Dan Walker" as Governor of Illinois, 1p, 8½x11. Springfield, Illinois, 1973 November 8. On letterhead of State of Illinois, Office of the Governor to Danny Franklin, Phoenix, Arizona. In full: "Thank you for your letter. I have enclosed the photo you requested. Best wishes. Sincerely". Photograph not present. Daniel Walker (1922-2015), a veteran of World War II and Korea, was a law clerk for US Supreme Court Justice Fred Vinson, and an aide to Governor and Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson II and Senator Adlai Stevenson III. The Walker Report, following the tumultuous Democratic National Convention of 1968, acknowledged that demonstrators had tried to provoke the police, but nevertheless characterized the Chicago Police Department's response as a "police riot". Democrat Walker was Governor of Illinois (1973-1977), but lost a bid for re-election, due in no small measure to his poor relationship with Mayor Daley's Democratic machine in Chicago. Charged with bank fraud in a savings & loan scandal (1987), Walker became one of four Illinois Governor's convicted on federal criminal charges since 1973. Unlike the other three, Walker's offenses were unrelated to his conduct as Governor. Lightly creased. Fine condition.

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