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Pauline Kimble Walker

Born on 9-28-1927. She was born in Carrollton, MS. She is accomplished in the area of Politics.
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Pauline was born to the late Eugene Kimble, Sr., and the late Polly Early Petty Kimble on September 28, 1927, in Carrollton, Mississippi. Pauline finished high school and married the late Roger Walker on September 9, 1943. Roger and Pauline's 55 year union was blessed with 12 children. Pauline and her family moved to Niagara Falls in 1951, and joined the St. John A.M.E. Church in 1952.

Pauline obtained a Certificate of Management from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations in I970, and a Certificate in Supervisor Training, from CPI, Community Action in 1971.

Mrs. Walker worked as Coordinator of the Niagara Community Action Program, North End Multi-Purpose Center in 1967-1974, Director of the Safe Street Act in 1970, Senior Manpower Counselor/CETA Human Resources and Services Department for the City of Niagara Falls' Manpower Division 1974-1980, and Associate Services Planner/Human Rights Technician, City of Niagara Falls Human Rights Division, 1981-1982. Throughout the course of her professional career Mrs. Walker successfully placed over 4,000 people in jobs.

Mrs. Walker served on various boards including the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Health Association of Niagara County, Inc., the Niagara Council of the Arts, the Human Rights Commission, the Niagara Community Center and Girls' Club, the United Way of Niagara, the Port Niagara Girls' Club, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Board of Directors of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, the Highland Avenue Preservation Corporation, the North End Coordinating Committee, Advisory Board of Consumer Education, the Girl Scouts of America, and the Niagara Council on Alcoholism. As a member of the Niagara Improvement Association (NIA), Mrs. Walker was one of the founders of the NIA's Awards Banquet.

During her political career, Pauline worked on the campaigns of former Mayors E. Dent Lackey and Michael O'Laughlin, New York State Assemblyman Joseph Pillittere, Councilman Anthony Quaranto, and served as the campaign manager for her niece, Niagara County Legislator Renae Kimble. Mrs. Walker worked in the trenches for the Democratic Party for over 45 years and served as a Democratic Committeewoman in the former 2-9,2-6, and 2-l districts.

Pauline also served as the Second Vice Chairperson of the Niagara Falls City Democratic Committee, and in 1994 earned the Niagara Falls City Committee's Special Recognition Award. Mrs. Walker was the first African American to be appointed as Chairman of the Niagara County Civil Service Commission in 1994.
Mrs. Walker's dedication for human rights earned her recognition through many civic awards. Awards received included: the Accent Today's Woman Award 1972, NAACP Civic Award - 1973, a Banquet in her honor sponsored by Tract II Betterment, Inc. - 1976, North End Coordinating Committee Appreciation Award, WHLP Top Hat Award, Human Rights Commission Outstanding Leadership Award, Niagara Frontier Services Outstanding Work Award, NF Police Department's Citation for Community Work, Certificate of Appreciation from the United Way of Niagara - 1983, Alberta Louise Loursbury Memorial Civic Award 1994, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream Award - 2006, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Community Steering Committee - 2006, the President's Award from the Niagara County Black Achiever's Committee, Inc. Pauline was also the recipient of the Niagara Community Center Association's Special Life-Time Achievement Award - 2007, and she received citations from former New York State Assemblyman Joseph Pillittere and New York State Senator Anthony Nanula.

Mrs. Walker's activities extended to her church, where as an active member of the St. John A.M.E. Church and member of the Steward Board for over 40 years. Pauline was the President of the Amal Ahimal Club, former President of the Pastor's Aide Committee, former Vice Chairwoman of the Finance Committee, a member of the Hospitality Committee, former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Woman's Day Celebration, a member of the Church Credit Union Board of Directors, and served as a Class Leader. Church honors bestowed upon Mrs. Walker include, Woman's Day Chairrnan Appreciation Award - 1971, Outstanding Service to the Church - 1976, Certificate of Appreciation as a Co-Laborer with Christ by the Official Board of St. John A.M.E. Church in 1988, and the Althea Davis Missionary Society Award in 1993.