Walter Nunn, political figure and publisher, dies at 75 | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Walter Nunn, political figure and publisher, dies at 75

Posted By on Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 1:01 PM

click to enlarge DR. WALTER NUNN
Dr. Walter Nunn, a figure in the state's political life for almost five decades, died Monday night at 75.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ruebel Funeral Home.

A Monticello native and Hendrix College graduate, he earned a master's in political science at the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Arkansas.

His resume included directing the Arkansas Institute of Politics and Government from 1978 to 1981. It helped teach people to run political campaigns.

He was a political science professor at UA-Little Rock for 20 years and for 30 years directed the Arkansas International Center, which brought more than 10,000 international visitors to Arkansas and helped Arkansas teachers integrate experiences abroad into classrooms. He was the founding owner of Rose Publishing, which published books about Arkansas history, politics and government. He was the first publisher of the works of cartoonist George Fisher. He was considered an expert on the Arkansas Constitution.

Walter's mild manner and kindness were accompanied by the grit of a community organizer. Nunn led a neighborhood association effort in the Little Rock Oak Forest neighborhood to prevent blockbusting and to promote integration.

The full obituary is here.

Tags: ,



Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Ad man Heathcott sues CJRW for damages in ouster

    Gary Heathcott the long-time ad and PR man who now lives in San Antonio has sued CJRW, the major ad and PR firm, over its severing of a consulting deal with him last year and asks $1.3 million in actual damages plus unspecified punitive damages.
    • Dec 18, 2018
  • Court dismisses ethics complaints against Kavanaugh

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed numerous judicial ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh because the law exempts Supreme Court members, even for acts committed as a judge covered by the law. In short: Bart O'Kavanaugh is above the law.
    • Dec 18, 2018
  • In face of blowback, state will slow down assisted living cuts

    Brett Rains of 40/29 is tweeting from the Capitol that the Department of Human Services is slowing its push for cuts in reimbursements for home health aides that critics have said could force many people into more expensive nursing home and force companies that provide the services out of business.
    • Dec 18, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…


  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation