WALKER, Robert Smith, (1942 - )


Oil on canvas, William Ewing, 1996, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

WALKER, Robert Smith, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bradford, McKean County, Pa., December 23, 1942; graduated from Penn Manor High School, Millersville, Pa., 1960; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., 1960-1961; B.S., Millersville University, Millersville, Pa., 1964; M.A., University of Delaware, Newark, Del., 1968; taught in Millersville public schools, 1964-1967; served in Pennsylvania National Guard, 1967-1973; assistant to Representative Edwin D. Eshleman of Pennsylvania, 1967-1976; delegate and alternate delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1980-1996; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1997); chairman, Committee on Science (One Hundred Fourth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; is a resident of East Petersburg, Pa.