Former AP labor reporter Walker dead
Norman Walker, who covered the labor beat for the Associated Press from 1945 to 1963, has died, according to an AP story. He was 96.
The AP story stated, “Walker began his career with the AP in 1934 in New Orleans, where he helped cover the assassination of Huey Long. Walker later served as Baton Rouge correspondent and moved to the AP’s Washington bureau in 1943.
“He covered labor relations for AP from 1945 until he left the wire service in 1963, a span that covered a time of great upheaval in labor relations.
“He served as information director for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service from 1963 until his retirement in 1978.”
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