I am saddened to report that Jack Walter, the sixth president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1984 to 1992, died unexpectedly this past weekend.
Jack Walter was a passionate preservationist who cared deeply about the special places that are our legacy from the past. Using the skills and experience he had acquired in a long and distinguished public-service career, he led the National Trust for Historic Preservation to become the strong, effective organization it was meant to be -- and helped bring new life to historic buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes from coast to coast. All of us who work to keep America's heritage intact and alive are deeply in his debt.
-- Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation