Pinkney C. Walker earned his PhD in economics at the University of Pennsylvania and began his teaching career as an instructor of finance at Mizzou in 1940. Professor Walker put his teaching career on hold during 1943–1946 to serve in the military at the close of World War II. A member of the U.S. Naval Reserve in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific theaters, he achieved the rank of lieutenant. Returning to MU, he served as chair of the Department of Economics from 1960 to 1962 and then as dean of the College of Business and Public Administration from 1964 to 1971. Walker died at the age of 85 Aug. 29, 2003, in Fort Myers, Florida.
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