E. S. Johnny Walker
(June 18, 1911 – October 8, 2000) was a Democratic Politician
from the U.S. State
of New Mexico
and a Veteran
of the Second World War
Walker was born in Fulton, Kentucky
, and attended public schools
there until his family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1926. He graduated from Albuquerque High School
, and attended the University of New Mexico
and then the George Washington University
(then known as the National University).
In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army
and served during the Second World War in the North African and European Theaters of operation until the end of the war. He was discharged in 1945.
Walker was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives
in 1948 from Silver City in Grant County. Walker was made Majority Whip. He served two terms, until 1952. His most notable accomplishment in the State Legislature was sponsoring legislation to allow women to serve on juries
In 1952, he was elected as New Mexico's commissioner of public lands, served two terms in that office, and then was made commissioner of the bureau of revenue for New Mexico. In 1960 he was elected Commissioner of Public Lands again and again served for two terms.
In 1964, he was elected to the House of Representatives
by the state's voters at large to the seat previously held by Joseph Montoya
, who successfully ran for the Senate
that year. He served two terms in Congress, during which he was a member on the Armed Services... Read More