Willie Walker (1942 - 2009)

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Donaldsonville, Ascension County, Louisiana

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1942 - In the year that Willie Walker was born, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

1960 - By the time he was 18 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1963 - By the time he was 21 years old, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

1967 - Willie was 25 years old when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1987 - By the time he was 45 years old, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Willie Walker passed away on August 23, 2009 at age 67. There is no known cause of death for Willie. He was born on April 24, 1942. We have no information about Willie's family. We know that Willie Walker had been residing in Donaldsonville, Ascension County, Louisiana.

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