George Herbert Walker III, cousin of two presidents, dies
ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Herbert Walker III, cousin of two presidents, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, has died.
Walker, 88, died Saturday, according to the church handling his memorial service. The cause of death was not disclosed.
Walker grew up in Connecticut, was a graduate of Yale and earned a law degree from Harvard. After serving two years in the Air Force, he moved to St. Louis in 1958 to work for the financial services company founded by the grandfather he shared with his first cousin, George Bush. Walker later served as president and CEO for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co.
Walker was active in several organizations, including Downtown St. Louis Inc., the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Siteman Cancer Center.