Robert D. Walker
Robert Donald Walker was an American film actor. He appeared in 215 films between 1913 and 1953, he was born in Bethlehem and died in Los Angeles, California. Robert D. Walker on IMDb
Robert M. Walker
Robert Michael Walker was United States Under Secretary of the Army 1997-1998. Walker was born in Martin, Tennessee, in 1948, he attended the University of Tennessee. From 1969-76, he worked as a staff assistant to Rep. Joe L. Evins. Walker joined the staff of Senator Jim Sasser in 1977, he served as an enlisted soldier in the Tennessee Army National Guard and District of Columbia Army National Guard in the 1970s. From 1978-93, Walker served as a professional staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations and staff director of the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction. In 1993, President of the United States Bill Clinton named Walker Assistant Secretary of the Army and Walker held this office 1993-97. In 1997, President Clinton nominated Walker as United States Under Secretary of the Army, he subsequently held this office from November 13, 1997 through October 15, 1998, he was Acting United States Secretary of the Army from January 2, 1998 through July 2, 1998.
In 1998-1999, he was Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He served as Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, United States Department of Veterans Affairs from December 1999 until September 2000, at which point he was appointed as the first Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs, taking up his duties on September 2000. Walker lectures at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Profile from the Dept. of the Army at the Wayback Machine
Bobby Walker (footballer, born 1879)
Bobby Walker was a Scottish professional footballer, who played for Heart of Midlothian and Scotland. Walker joined Hearts from Dalry Primrose in 1896, he played in a few games that clinched Hearts 2nd League Championship in 1897. Walker was the first Hearts player to score over 100 league goals, he scored Hearts' 1000th league goal. Other notable achievements are his 33 goals against Hibernian, the record tally in the Edinburgh Derby if local competitions are included, he scored two hat-tricks against Hearts' Edinburgh rivals, the first at the age of 19 years and 9 months in a 5–1 victory at Easter Road on 28 October 1898. He repeated the feat on 18 September 1905 again at Easter Road in a 3–0 win. Hearts' 1901 Scottish Cup win was remembered as "Walker's Final", the Hearts beating Celtic 4–3. With the score poised at 3–3 The Scotsman reported it thus: "It, proved staunch, the Edinburgh team soon showed that they were not going to relinquish the grasp of the cup which their play entitled them to, Walker once more proved himself the grandest forward on the field.
Taking the ball some thirty yards right through the opposition, he shot true. M'Arthur sent the "leather" to Bell, who tipped it over to Houston. By the last named it was again sent towards the Celtic custodian who muddled his attempt to avert, again the Hearts were one to the good." After this match Charlie Thomson dubbed him "The Best Player in Europe" and his style of football, involving brilliant footwork and sublime passing was known as "Walkerism". He played in Hearts Scottish Cup win of 1906. During Hearts' first overseas tour to Norway in May 1912 King Haakon of Norway attended one of the games to see Walker play, his brother Alex Walker played for Hearts. Walker became a Hearts Director in 1920, he died at the early age of 51 in August 1930. Huge crowds lined thousands stood round his graveside, his obituary in The Scotsman stated the following: "The Hearts never had a more brilliant forward than Walker. He was amazingly clever in manipulating the ball, and, it was on skill alone that he relied, for he was never favoured with physique.
With the ball at his feet he could turn on his course elusively, in such little space, that he could put a whole defence out of position with his deft movement." The Football Encyclopaedia from 1934, edited by Frank Johnston, referred to him as "Bobby Walker, the greatest natural footballer who played." He was the most capped Scottish footballer for Heart of Midlothian with 29 caps until the record was broken in 2006 by Steven Pressley. He held the Scotland national team caps record at various points from 1905 to 1931. If caps are "weighted" to measure the number of games that were possible to play in a season, he is third in the all time Scottish caps list, his Scotland career of 13 Years, 1 Month and 3 days places him no 11 in the all-time list. He shares the record of 11 Scottish caps versus England, along with Alan Morton of Queens Park and Rangers; the record would have been 12 as he played in the Ibrox disaster match of 5 April 1902 which has subsequently been declared unofficial. In addition he won 14 Scottish League XI caps.
Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first. Profile at londonhearts.com Scotland Record at londonhearts.com "The Greatest Ever – Bobby Walker at Dalry Primrose"
Robert Walker (actor, born 1918)
Robert Hudson Walker was an American actor, best remembered for his starring role in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Strangers on a Train, released shortly before his death. He started in youthful boy-next-door roles as a World War II soldier. One of these roles was opposite Jennifer Jones, in the war epic Since You Went Away, he played Jerome Kern in Till the Clouds Roll By. Twice divorced by 30, he suffered from alcoholism and mental illness, which were exacerbated by his painful separation and divorce from Jones. Walker was born the youngest in the family of four boys in Utah. Scarred by his parents' divorce when he was still a child, he subsequently developed an interest in acting, which led his maternal aunt, Hortense McQuarrie Odlum, to offer to pay for his enrollment at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1937. Walker lived in her home during his first year in the city. While attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Walker met fellow aspiring actress Phylis Isley, who took the stage name Jennifer Jones.
After a brief courtship, the couple married in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on January 2, 1939. Walker had some small unbilled parts in films like Winter Carnival, two Lana Turner films at MGM These Glamour Girls and Dancing Co-Ed. Walker found work in radio while Phylis stayed home and gave birth to two sons in quick succession - actor Robert Walker Jr. and Michael Walker. Walker co-starred in the weekly show Maudie's Diary from August 1941 to September 1942. Phylis returned to auditioning where her luck changed when she was discovered in 1941 by producer David O. Selznick, who changed her name to Jennifer Jones and groomed her for stardom; the couple returned to Hollywood, Selznick's connections helped Walker secure a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he started work on the war drama Bataan, playing a soldier who fights in the Bataan retreat. He followed it with a supporting role in Madame Curie. Both were notable commercial successes. Walker's charming demeanor and boyish good looks caught on with audiences, he was promoted to stardom with the title part in as the "boy-next-door" soldier in See Here, Private Hargrove.
He appeared in Selznick's Since You Went Away in which he and his wife portrayed doomed young lovers during World War II. By that time, Jones' affair with Selznick was common knowledge, Jones and Walker separated in November 1943, in mid-production; the filming of their love scenes was torturous as Selznick insisted that Walker perform take after take of each love scene with Jones. She filed for divorce in April 1945. Since You Went Away was one of the most financially successful movies of 1944, earning over $7 million. Back at MGM, Walker appeared alongside Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, the story of the Doolittle Raid, he played flight engineer and turret gunner David Thatcher, it was another box office hit. Walker starred as a GI preparing for overseas deployment in The Clock, with Judy Garland playing his love interest in her first straight dramatic film, it was profitable. He made a romantic comedy with Hedy Lamarr and June Allyson, Her Highness and the Bellboy.
He did a second Hargrove film, What Next, Corporal Hargrove? and a romantic comedy with June Allyson, The Sailor Takes a Wife. Walker starred in the musical Till the Clouds Roll By, in which he played the popular composer Jerome Kern, which had rental receipts of over $6 million.. He starred as another composer, Johannes Brahms, in Song of Love, which co-starred Katharine Hepburn and Paul Henreid, which lost MGM over a $1 million. In between, he made a film about the construction of the atomic bomb, The Beginning or the End, which resulted in a loss at the box-office, a Tracy-Hepburn drama directed by Elia Kazan, The Sea of Grass, profitable. In 1948, Walker was borrowed by Universal to star with Ava Gardner in the film One Touch of Venus, directed by William A. Seiter; the film was a non-musical comedy adapted from a Broadway show with music by Kurt Weill. He married Barbara Ford, the daughter of director John Ford, in July 1948, but the marriage lasted only five months. Back at MGM he was in some films which lost money, Please Believe Me with Deborah Kerr and The Skipper Surprised His Wife with Joan Leslie.
More popular was a Western with Burt Lancaster, Vengeance Valley, a notable hit. Walker spent time at the Menninger Clinic in 1949. Following his discharge, he was cast by director Alfred Hitchcock in Strangers on a Train. In his final film, Walker played the title role of Leo McCarey's My Son John, made at the height of the Red Scare. Despite the film's anti-Communist themes, Walker was neither liberal nor conservative and took the job to work with McCarey and co-star Helen Hayes. Walker died before production finished, so angles from his death scene in Strangers were spliced into a similar melodramatic death scene near the end of the film. On the night of August 28, 1951, Walker's housekeeper reputedly found Walker in an emotional state, she called the actor's psychiatrist who administered amobarbital for sedation. Walker had been drinking before the outburst, it is believed the combination of amobarbital and alcohol caused him to lose consciousness and stop breathing. Efforts to resuscitate Walker failed.
The loss of such a promising young Hollywood actor was lamented. In her biography of Walker and Jones, Star-Crossed, author B
Robert Francis Walker
Robert Francis Walker was an English cleric and author, known as a translator of works of German evangelical writers. The son of Robert Walker of Oxford, he was born there on 15 January 1789, he received his earlier education at Magdalen College School, as a chorister in chapel is said to have been tipped by Lord Nelson. Walker entered New College, Oxford, in 1806, graduated B. A. in 1811, M. A. in 1813. In 1812 he was appointed chaplain to New College. For the period 1813 -- 5 he was curate at Oxford, an evangelical stronghold. In 1815 Walker became curate at Taplow. Walker remained at Purleigh until poor health compelled him to give up his charge. In 1848, struck with paralysis, he went to reside at Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, there he died on 31 January 1854, he was buried at Purleigh. Walker translated several German evangelical works: Sermons, 1835, by Ludwig Hofacker. Elijah the Tishbite, 1836, by Friedrich Wilhelm Krummacher. Glimpse of the Kingdom of Grace, 1837. Elisha, 1838. Memoirs of Johann Albrecht Bengel, 1837, by Johann Christian Friedrich Burk.
History of the Church, 1840, by Christian Gottlob Barth. Christian Missions, 1844, by Christian Gottlieb Blumhardt. Memoir of Hilmar Ernst Rauschenbusch, by Wilhelm Leipoldt, he left other works in manuscript. Walker was twice married: To Frances Langton at Cookham, Berkshire, in 1814. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Walker, Robert Francis". Dictionary of National Biography. 59. London: Smith, Elder & Co
Bob Walker (photographer)
Robert John Walker was a San Francisco, California-based photographer and environmental activist. In an intense period of activism from 1982 to 1992 he was associated with more than a dozen Bay Area conservation organizations and as a photographer for the East Bay Regional Park District. Walker grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, he died in San Francisco of AIDS-related complications, at the age of 40. Walker attended Oberlin College, it was at Oberlin that he made a mutt named Dog. After graduation in 1974 he drove with Dog across country, entering the San Francisco Bay Area through Altamont Pass whose sensual hills he would note were the cause of his love affair with California. Walker's journey as a photographer began when a friend, poet Jim Mitchell, sold Walker his first camera: a Pentax ME. Armed with his new camera, Walker traveled to the East Bay hills to capture the natural beauty of the area. "I do think I can take credit for getting him interested in photography, but the East bay Hills he discovered on his own..." Walker had one good eye and only partial use of the other.
He took many of his photos in low light with slow film, a technique that resulted in landscapes with great depth of field. He called the afternoon hour; this time of day allowed Walker to take advantage of the shadows and contrasting light of the sunset. The "San Francisco Bay Guardian" commented that his photos, "conjure up the style of the old masters..." Walker credited a photo taken in winter 1982 as a pivotal point in his photographic career. One stormy day he was hiking in the rain in his favorite park; the sky was covered with dark rain clouds above a pastoral landscape of sensual green hills, with Mt. Diablo in the distance. Seeing the Sun beginning to break through the clouds, he rushed to the top of the ridge and captured the image, Winter Storm over Marsh Creek, he noted that it was the first time he envisioned a photo before it had been created. When a For Sale sign appeared on a property including his favorite landscape, Walker became an activist. After trying to get the attention of local officials, Walker took matters into his own hands.
He began leading hikes into the area, presenting slide shows of the landscape, having participants write postcards to government leaders asking for their support. He brought his photos and slides to the Park District headquarters, interesting the staff and allying himself with local officials who would hire him for a variety of projects; the area was preserved as the first addition to Morgan Territory Regional Preserve in more than a decade. Walker became involved with activist groups including Save Mount Diablo, Greenbelt Alliance, Preserve Area Ridgelands Committee, the East Bay Area Trails Council, the Save San Francisco Bay Association, the Sierra Club, he helped lead dozens of activist campaigns and helped create the San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail. Walker was one of the key activists in the creation of the Eastshore State Park, Pleasanton Ridge Regional Preserve, Round Valley Regional Preserve, the connection of Morgan Territory Regional Preserve to Mt. Diablo State Park, he helped stop the proposed C&H, Marsh Canyon and Round Valley landfills, the proposed Buckhorn Reservoir.
One of Walker's proudest accomplishments was the passage of the Regional Park District' $225 million open space funding Measure AA in November 1988, enabling a vast expansion of the Regional Park District's land holdings from 60,000 to 96,000 acres and 1,000 miles of trail in 2006. Walker's favorite place was Morgan Territory Regional Preserve which he helped to more than quadruple in size. A month before his death in September 1992 the East Bay Regional Park District honored him with the naming of a section of Morgan Territory Ridge as "Bob Walker Ridge" as well as the "Bob Walker Regional Trail," both in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve. Walker described the honor as the "proudest moment of my life." Bob Walker Ridge is a section of Morgan Territory Ridge circled on the east and west by the Volvon Loop Trail. Crowned with oaks and bays with grassland below on the west side wooded on the east side, the ridge is visible for miles, it includes views north to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve.
To the east it overlooks Round Valley Regional Preserve and the Los Vaqueros reservoir and watershed, with more distant views across the defeated Marsh Canyon landfill, the new Los Meganos State Historic Park, Vasco Caves and Brushy Peak Regional Preserves, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, across the Central Valley to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Bob Walker Regional Trail is found in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, stretching from Mt. Diablo State Park within Riggs Canyon across Highland Ridge, down into the Marsh creek drainage and back up and north around the Bob Walker Ridge and south to the Preserve main staging area, it overlays sections of the Volvon Loop Trail. Part of it is overlain by the Diablo Trail. For a number of years the Gay-Lesbian Activities Section of the Sierra Club maintained an endowment for a Bob Walker Conservation Award which it presented several times; the award was discontinued and the endowment was donated to the Oakland Museum to help fund the exhibit "After the Storm: Bob Walker and the Art of Environmental Photography" in 2001.
A new award was created by John Woodbury, Executive Director of the Bay Area Open Space Council, the Bob Walker Bay Area Open Space Conservation Awa
Delaware's at-large congressional district
Delaware's at-large congressional district is a congressional district that includes the entire U. S. state of Delaware. It is represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester, a Democrat. Delaware has always had only one U. S. Representative, except for 10 years between 1813 and 1823, when the state had two at-large representatives; the two seats were filled by a statewide ballot, with the two candidates receiving the highest votes being elected. Former U. S. Representative Michael N. Castle, a Republican and former Governor of Delaware, held this seat from January 1993 until his retirement in January 2011, after his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination to run for the U. S. Senate; as Delaware swung Democratic at the state and national level, Castle was reelected without serious difficulty. Since his retirement, the Democrats have held it with no substantive opposition. From 1813 to 1823, Delaware elected two members of the United States House of Representatives. Both were elected statewide at-large.
This is a list of the four men. As of January 2017, there are six former members of the U. S. House of Representatives from Delaware's at-large congressional district who are living at this time; the most recent to die was William Roth on December 2003 Barone, Michael. The Almanac of American Politics. Washington: National Journal Group. ISBN 0-89234-112-2. Martin, Roger A.. Memoirs of the Senate. Newark, DE: Roger A. Martin