Walter McEvoy, along with Bill Eaton, expanded and deepened the marketing reach and depth of A.G. Becker in the 1920 period, before and after A.G. Becker’s death. McEvoy lived and worked out of St. Louis for many years covering the southern and southwestern states, developing an ever lengthening list of major and community banks purchasing commercial paper and, in due course, notes and other fixed income securities increasingly being handled by the firm somewhat before they joined the business. McEvoy was some 17 years older than Eaton, and about the same age as Murray. McEvoy, being in St Louis may have had something to do with Becker’s early relationship with CIT and Monsanto. McEvoy lived for many years and then died in Evanston.
Chicago Tribune. July 4, 1951. Walter McEvoy, 66, of Evanston, died yesterday in the Highland Park Hospital. He was a salesman for A.G. Becker & Co., investment company. From 1942-1946, Mr. McEvoy served as vice chairman of the Evanston war loan committee. He was survived by his widow, Dorothy. Services in Evanston.