George Herbert Walker
education and profession
George Herbert Walker received his education in England at Stonyhurst College . In 1897 he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis . During this time he bought the Walker's Point named after him , which would later become the summer residence of the Bush presidential family.
From 1900 he worked in investment banking . He founded the investment bank GH Walker & Co and used his family's international bank contacts. In 1904 he helped organize the St. Louis World's Fair . Walker was close to the local Democratic Party . In 1920 he became president of WA Harriman & Co. Investment Company. As part of this activity, Walker was responsible for initiating extensive business deals, including financing the takeover of Hamburg-Amerika Line by W. Averell Harriman and the purchase of American Ship and Commerce Corp.
After WA Harriman & Co. merged with British-American investment firm Brown Bros. & Co. in January 1931, Walker retired from running the company and left the management to his son-in-law Prescott Bush .
Walker held a number of director positions (comparable to supervisory board mandates in Germany ). In addition to his role as director of WA Harriman & Company, he was a director of Harriman Fifteen, American International Corporation; Georgian Manganese Corporation; Barnsdall Corporation; American Ship & Commerce Corporation; Union Banking Corporation; GH Walker & Company; Missouri Pacific Railroad; Laclede Gas and the New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railroad.
He was the father of Dorothy Walker, who was married to the future US Senator Prescott Bush since 1921 . His grandson George HW Bush was the 41st President of the United States . The grandfather was honored in his first name and intermediate initials. Walker's first name and surname form the first name and the intermediate name of his great-grandson George W. Bush , the 43rd President of the United States.
|SURNAME||Walker, George Herbert|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American banker|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 11, 1875|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||St. Louis , Missouri|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 24, 1953|
|Place of death||New York City , New York|