Ron Walker on Passing of Old Friend Jack D’Arcy: Walker ran RN advance during D’Arcy’s trips
“Jack D’Arcy played a big part in all of President Nixon’s travels.He and Tim Elboune were the Press Advance team who helped
me with the care and feeding of the White House Press Corps
while we planned and prepared all trips, both domestic and international.
These included the President’s historic journeys to the People’s
Republic of China and the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics.
Jack’s contributions helped make the world a safer place. He will be
missed by all of us who knew him and worked so closely together
during the Nixon years.”
Ron Walker served as Assistant to the President and Director of the
White House Advance Office, and later Director of the National Park Service.