Ge­orge Her­bert Walker III, cousin of two pres­i­dents, dies

Antelope Valley Press - - WEATHER/OBITUARIES -

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.

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