BirthdayNovember 10, 1909
BirthplaceCenter Point, USA

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  1. About Edwin Walker

    Full name: Edwin Walker
    Also known as: Edwin Anderson Walker, Walker, Edwin Anderson
    Professions: American army officer and conservative activist

  2. Edwin Walker Death information

    Died: Sunday, 31st of October, 1993 (Age: 83)

  3. Edwin Walker Biography

    Major General Edwin Anderson Walker (November 10, 1909 – October 31, 1993) — known as Ted Walker — was a United States Army officer who fought in World War II and the Korean War. He became known for his ultra-conservative political views and was criticized by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower for promoting a personal political stand while in uniform. Walker resigned his commission in 1959, but Eisenhower refused to accept his resignation and gave Walker a new command over the 24th Infantry Division in Augsburg, Germany. Walker again resigned his commission in 1961 after being publicly and formally admonished by President John F. Kennedy for calling Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman "pink" in print and for violating the Hatch Act by attempting to direct the votes of his troops. Kennedy accepted his resignation.In early 1962 Walker ran for governor of Texas, and lost to John Connally. Later that year, Walker was arrested for leading riots at University of Mississippi in protest against admitting a black student, James Meredith, into the then-all-white university. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ordered Walker committed to an insane asylum for a 90-day evaluation in response to the riots, but psychiatrist Thomas Szasz protested and Walker was released in five days. Attorney Robert Morris convinced a Mississippi grand jury not to indict Walker. Walker was the target of an assassination attempt on April 10, 1963 that has been linked to Lee Harvey Oswald. From the period of President Kennedy's assassination forward, Walker wrote and spoke publicly about his belief that there were two assassins at his "April Crime", the same assassin who killed the President, and another one never found.

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