Walker, Frank C., 1886-1959

Variant names

Hide Profile

Walker, a graduate of Gonzaga University, (Spokane, Washington) in 1906 and Notre Dame Law School in 1909, practiced law in Montana and acted as the local Democratic chairman in the 1920 presidential election campaign. He moved to New York City in 1925 as vice-president and general counsel of a movie theatre chain; at the same time he practiced independent corporation law.

He supported Franklin D. Roosevelt's campaigns for governor in 1928 and the presidency in 1932. During the 1932 campaign he served as Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. President Roosevelt appointed him executive secretary of his President's Executive Council in 1933, and he subsequently acted as executive director of the National Emergency Council.

In 1940 he was appointed to succeed Jim Farley as Postmaster General of the United States, in which position he served until 1945. In 1946 he was appointed by President Truman as alternate delegate to the first United Nations General Assembly session in London. He returned to his business interests in New York as director of W.R. Grace & Co. and the Grace National Bank of New York.

From the description of Papers, 1925-1959. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 25391851

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Walker, Frank C. (Frank Comerford), 1886-1959. Papers, 1925-1959. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965. Papers, 1941-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, 1898, 1909-1963 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967. Papers, 1866-1953, 1933-1953 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Michelet, Simon Thenistrup, 1871-1956. Simon T. Michelet and family papers, 1879, 1908-1943. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn White, Sue Shelton, 1887-1943. Papers, 1898-1963 (inclusive), 1909-1963 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Nash, Frances, 1890-1971. Scrapbooks compiled by Frances Nash, [manuscript] ca.1914-ca.1949. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Day, Vince A. (Vincent Alpheus), 1885-1945. Vince A. Day papers, 1906-1945. Minnesota Historical Society Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Catholic Youth Organization. corporateBody
associatedWith Day, Vince A. (Vincent Alpheus), 1885-1945. person
associatedWith Democratic National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dowling, Eddie, 1864- person
associatedWith Farley, James Aloysius, 1888- person
associatedWith Haley, J. Arthur. person
associatedWith Hannegan, Robert. person
associatedWith Kanaley, John B. (John Bernard) person
associatedWith Michelet, Simon Thenistrup, 1871-1956. person
associatedWith Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Nash, Frances, 1890-1971. person
associatedWith National Emergency Council (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Hara, John F. (John Francis), 1888-1960. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith SUE SHELTON WHITE, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith United States. Post Office Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Notre Dame corporateBody
associatedWith University of Notre Dame Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith White, Sue Shelton, 1887-1943. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
United States
Motion picture theaters


Birth 1886-05-30

Death 1959-09-13




Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61v5f4t

Ark ID: w61v5f4t

SNAC ID: 56425723