Daryl Alterwitz was born June 17, 1959 in Gary, Indiana to Oscar and Deanne Alterwitz. When he was thirteen years old, his family moved from Gary, Indiana to Las Vegas, Nevada and purchased Walker Furniture. Alterwitz graduated from Valley High School and attended the University of California Santa Cruz. He earned his law degree from Santa Clara University and a degree in taxation from New York University School of Law. After his father passed away in 1990, Alterwitz moved back to Las Vegas to take on more responsibility in the family business, Walker Furniture. He practiced law and served on the boards of organizations such as the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Congregation Ner Tamid, and the Anti-Defamation League.
Alterwitz, Daryl. Interview, 2014 November 8, OH-02180. Transcript. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.