Walker, Jimmy

Walker, (James John) Jimmy

(1881–1946) mayor, songwriter; born in New York City. Having graduated law school, he was more interested in writing lyrics for popular songs (his only memorable one being "Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?", 1905). Turning to politics, he got the support of the Democratic machine and by 1914 was serving in the New York state senate. From 1921–25 he was the leader of Democrats in the senate and so was picked to run for mayor of New York City. As mayor (1926–32) he supported an expanded transit system and created a department of sanitation, but he became best known for his dapper appearance and a lifestyle that embodied the Roaring Twenties. Despite his popularity, revelations of financial improprieties, both personal and in his administration, forced him to resign. In 1940, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, who had lost to Walker in 1928, named him arbiter in garment industry disputes.
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West Kirby's second string were on the receiving end at Hale who posted a 6-0 result after Jack Walker, Jimmy Eves, Colin Cunliffe, Danny Murphy, George Long and Stuart Cornfoot all made the scoresheet in that game.
The likes of Gareth Dean, Adam Walker, Jimmy Armson and Eddie Nisevic will only get better by playing at that higher level.
ENGLAND EXPECTS: The North East players picked for England in the upcoming Four Nations Tournament are (above, left to right) Barry Walker, Jimmy Baldwin, Craig Sykes, Andrew Gray and Luke Watson - Don Payne is also in the squad
Freddie Glidden, Alex Young, Tommy Walker, Jimmy Wardhaugh, Craig Levein and Craig Gordon were added to an already impressive list.
He now stands on the brink of joining an elite club as just 14 men - Peter McWilliam, Billy Walker, Jimmy Seed, Joe Smith, Stan Seymour, Matt Busby, Bill Shankly, Joe Mercer, Bobby Stokoe, Don Revie, Terry Venables, George Graham, Kenny Dalglish and Gianluca Vialli - who have won the cup as both player and manager.
He was later joined by Scot Symon, Tommy Walker, Jimmy McGrory, Jock Stein, Jock Wallace, Billy McNeill, Alex Ferguson, Walter Smith,Dick Advocaat,Martin O'Neill and Alex McLeish.
Everybody came: Lil Green, Fatha Hines, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Lunceford, the Drops of Joy, and guests from as far away as Michigan and New York couldn't wait to get down here.
But at its heart, it's all about the Saints: Dito's father, Antonio "our insane warrior hero," Bob Semen, Frank the dog walker, Jimmy Mullen, Cherry Vanilla, Allen Ginsberg and all the others, the drunks, coke-heads, junkies, the insaniacs like Santos Antonios who said, "Now Dito remember, in life you gotta be crazy.