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date: 20 January 2020

Walker, Frank Comerfordlocked

(30 May 1886–13 September 1959)
  • Timothy Walch

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Walker, Frank Comerford (30 May 1886–13 September 1959), politician, postmaster general, and businessman, was born in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, the son of David Walker, an independent copper mine operator, and Ellen Comerford. When Walker was three years old the family moved to Butte, Montana, then a center of mining activities and Irish-American life in the West. Young Frank was affected deeply by his mother’s religious faith, and he remained a devout Catholic all of his life. He was educated in local parochial schools, attended Gonzaga University, and earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1909....

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