Dr. Joseph Edison Walker

Dr. Joseph Edison Walker (HM26TV)

Location: Memphis, TN 38126 Shelby County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7', W 90° 2.253'

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In 1923, Dr. J.E. Walker co-founded and was the first president of Universal Life Insurance Company, established in Memphis. A physician by training, he helped organize the old Memphis Negro Chamber of Commerce in 1926. Walker served as president of the National Negro Business League, founded by Booker T. Washington, and the National Insurance Association. A founder and first president of the Memphis Urban League, he co-founded and was the first president of Tri-State Bank in 1946. Dr. Walker received national recognition from Jet and Ebony magazines and from President Truman.
HM NumberHM26TV
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769985 N 3889998
Decimal Degrees35.11666667, -90.03755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7', W 90° 2.253'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 0" N, 90° 2' 15.18" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 720-738 Edith Ave, Memphis TN 38126, US
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