Williams Republican 37th Senatorial District Hamilton, Hardin and Wright Counties. Born on a farm in Hamilton county, June 5, 1912, son of Martin, an immigrant from Norway, and Bertha Walker. Attended public school at Williams, Iowa, Ellsworth junior college, Iowa Falls, Iowa, American Institute of Business, Des Moines, and Grinnell college. Formerly employed by J. C. Penney Company, Inc., in several states. Actively engaged in farming at present. Married Violet Micheals. Father of three children, John A. Walker II, Nancy Louise and Steven. A member of the Lutheran church, O.E.S., Masons, Odd Fellows and numerous other organizations. Served four terms as a member of the House of Representatives and now serving first term as Senator.