Texan Was the Classic Big-City Newspaperman

After throwing a party at an Austin hotel, where he told a small circle of friends that he had an incurable disease, Stanley Walker drove back to his ranch outside Lampasas and committed suicide on November 25, 1962.

The best-known big city newspaperman of his day, Walker plied his trade in New York from 1920 until the end of World War II.  He came back to Texas to stay in 1946 and continued to write books and articles for national magazines until his death.

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