George Herbert Walker, Jr.
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About George Herbert Walker, Jr. (co-founder of the New York Mets)
George Herbert Walker, Jr. (November 24, 1905 – November 29, 1977), an American businessman and the uncle of President George H. W. Bush. He was an original owner of the New York Mets, a team which he co-founded in 1960 with Joan Whitney Payson.
His father was George Herbert Walker, a wealthy American businessman. His mother was Lucretia "Loulie" (Wear) Walker (1874–1961).
He married Mary Carter (20 November 1905 – 5 September 1998) on October 29, 1927. They had three children, one of whom was George Herbert Walker III, the former United States Ambassador to Hungary. He was an uncle to former President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush, to whom he was extremely close. "Uncle Herbie" helped sponsor Bush's entry into the oil business in the 1950s. He became a member of the Skull and Bones society at Yale in 1927, as were his brother-in-law Prescott Sheldon Bush (S&B 1917); brothers Dr. John Mercer Walker, Sr. (S&B 1931) and Louis Walker (S&B 1936); and his nephew, 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush (S&B 1947); and Bush's son (therefore George's great-nephew), 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush (S&B 1968)