in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Composition. 1174 words.
Walker, James J. (19 June 1881–18 November 1946), Tin Pan Alley songwriter and mayor of New York City, known as Jimmy Walker, was born James John Walker in New York City, the son of William...