Daniel "Dan" Walker (August 6, 1922 – April 29, 2015) was an American Democratic lawyer, businessman, and politician from Illinois. He was the 36th Governor of Illinois from January 1973 to January 1977. He was one of the four governors of Illinois to serve in jail. He went to jail because of bank fraud in 1988.
|36th Governor of Illinois|
January 8, 1973 – January 10, 1977
|Preceded by||Richard Ogilvie|
|Succeeded by||James Thompson|
|Born||August 6, 1922|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Died||April 29, 2015 (aged 92)|
Chula Vista, California, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Residence||Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico|
|Alma mater||United States Naval Academy|
Walker was born on August 6, 1922 in Washington, D.C.. He was raised in San Diego, California. Walker studied at the United States Naval Academy and at Northwestern University. Walker died of heart failure in Chula Vista, California, aged 92.
- Biography of Illinois Governor Daniel Walker 1973-1974 Illinois Blue Book, page 16.
- The Maverick – Former Illinois governor Dan Walker writes of fall from high office to federal prison. North County Times, May 26, 2007.
- Schoenburg, Bernard (2015-04-29). "Former Gov. Dan Walker dead at 92". State Journal-Register. Springfield, IL. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
- Oral History Project at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Dan Walker Oral History and Victor deGrazia Oral History