Walter W. Gallagher is the eldest son of William J. “Little Billy” Gallagher. He followed in his father’s footsteps in the entertainment industry, acting as manager for several of his father’s establishments, and even running a few of his own.
This is his business card when he was Manager at Billy Gallagher’s Broadway Gardens Restaurant:
Here is another when he was Manager at Rainbo Gardens in Atlantic City:
And he was running the Monte Carlo “barely out of his teens” – and the media was predicting a bright future for him!
Wally Gallagher, son of the popular Billy Gallagher, is putting over the handsome Monte Carlo all by himself. Although scarcely out of his teens he already knows all the tricks of the trade and he seldom, if ever, has anything put over on him. There’s no prettier restaurant in town than the “Monte,” formerly the Club Maurice, and Wally conducts it in a high class manner. He sure is a “chip of the old block,” it being a case of like father like son, and if Wally keeps on as he is going some day he may be as popular as his dad – if such a thing is possible – as up to date no one yet has been able to endanger Billy Gallagher’s reign as the king of restaurateurs.
In June 1929, Walter applied for and was appointed as a patrolman in the Ridgefield (NJ) Police Department, where he would become popular in a whole different way.