Newspaper:“Syracuse Herald ,"[Syracuse,Onondaga County, New York]
Vol. 52, No. 2,717 Publication Date:Sunday Morning, October 16, 1932
Dr. Walker, Ex-Law Dean, Expires at 77
Was Associated With Syracuse University Faculty 32 Years ______________________
Funeral Tomorrow ______________________
Scholarship Won Him Honorary Degrees from Alma Mater ______________________
Frank Robinson Walker, 77, dean emeritus of the College of Law, Syracuse University, and long a well known educator in the field of jurisprudence, died at 8:00 o'clock last night at his home, 777 Ostrom Avenue, after an illness from which he had suffered for the last year.
The former head of the law college had been associated actively with that institution from 1895 to the time of his retirement in 1927.He had been the recipient of four degrees from Syracuse University.
In 1884 he won his A.M.He received his first legal degree, LL.B., in 1887 and began the practice of law in Syracuse.Eight years later he became an instructor in the College of Law, and became a full professor in 1899.He became dean of the college in 1914.
In the meantime his alma mater, to which he had devoted his life in service, recognized his scholarship with two more degrees-that of D.C.L. in 1917 and LL.D. in 1922.
Surviving Dean Walker are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Morey Walker, two sons, John S. and Richard M. [Morey] Walker of Syracuse; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph C. Lighthall of Johnstown; two brothers, Herbert E. and Frederick H. Walker of Mooers Forks, and a sister, Mrs. Charles E. Prouty of Putney, Vermont.
The Rev. Dr. Lloyd E. Foster, pastor of the First Methodist Church will conduct funeral services at 2:00 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the church.Place of burial is undecided.