George Herbert Walker, III
|Also Known As:||"Bert Walker"|
Son of George Herbert Walker, Jr. (co-founder of the New York Mets) and Mary Walker
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About George Herbert Walker III, U. S. Ambassador to Hungary
George Herbert Walker III (born 1931), commonly known as Bert Walker, is a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and the first cousin of former President George Herbert Walker Bush.
Walker's grandfather, George Herbert Walker, was the founder of G. H. Walker & Co., which is now part of the Merrill Lynch conglomerate. He also served as the President of W.A. Harriman Co. 1916-1929, which is now known as Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
His father George Herbert Walker, Jr. was the cofounder of the New York Mets baseball team with Joan Whitney Payson.
George Herbert Walker III graduated from Yale University in 1953, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. Walker is married to the former Carol Banta and they have eight children between them and 10 grandchildren. He has served on the Board of Directors of Webster University. In 1992, he was a candidate for the U.S. House seat representing Missouri's 2nd Congressional District, but was defeated by then State Rep. Jim Talent in the Republican primary by a margin of 58% to 32%.
Walker's son, George Herbert Walker IV is the Chief Executive Officer of investment management firm, Neuberger Berman. He was also designated a "Pioneer," the name given to large financial contributors to the United States Republican Party.