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Richard B. Walker

Richard B. WalkerKansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 2000
Elected to executive committee: 2015
President: 2022-2023

Richard B. Walker grew up in Newton. He received a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College in 1970. He received a juris doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1973.

Walker previously was an attorney in private practice in Newton. He served four years on the Kansas Adult Authority, and three terms in the Kansas House of Representatives. He was appointed judge of the Ninth Judicial District in 1984, where he served for 31 years. In 2015 he was appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals.

He was pack chairman and den leader for Boy Scouts. He was involved with the Newton Rotary Club. He is interested military history and the history of central Kansas. His wife, Ann, is a teacher.

Walker was first elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 2000. He was elected to the executive committee in 2015.