Rep. David Walker (DemRep-KY)

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David Walker

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Birthplace: Brunswick County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. George Walker and Mary Walker
Husband of Mary Walker
Father of James Volney Walker; George Keith Walker and David S. Walker, 8th Governor of Florida
Brother of Sen. George Walker (DemRep-KY); Jacob Wythe Walker; John Walker and Susanna Everard Eldridge

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About Rep. David Walker (DemRep-KY)

David Walker (April 13, 1763 – March 1, 1820) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of George Walker and grandfather of James David Walker.


Born in Brunswick County, Virginia, Walker attended public and private schools. He served in the Revolutionary War as a private under General Lafayette. He was at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He moved to Logan County, Kentucky. He served as clerk of county and circuit courts. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1793 to 1796. He served as major on the staff of Governor Shelby of Kentucky in the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812.


Walker was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1817-March 1, 1820). He died on March 1, 1820, in Washington, D.C.. He was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.

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US Congressman. Elected as a Republican to represent Kentucky's 6th District in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses, he served from 1817 until his death in office. Walker was born in Brunswick County, Virginia. At the start of the Revolutionary War he joined the Virginia Militia as a private and was seriously wounded at the Battle of Savannah (1779); his regiment was later placed under the command of Lafayette and he was present at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781). After the war he moved to Kentucky, living first in Danville and then in Fayette County, which he represented in the State Legislature from 1793 to 1796. Around 1800 he settled in Logan County as a clerk for the county and circuit courts. During the War of 1812 he served as a Major on Isaac Shelby's staff and participated in another decisive American victory, the Battle of the Thames (1813). While he did not hold public office for most of his professional life, he was long active in Kentucky political groups, through which he won nomination and election to the US House of Representatives in 1816. Walker died in Washington, DC following an illness of several weeks; at his request he was given a private funeral without the official ceremony usually accorded a Congressman. He was the brother of US Senator George Walker and grandfather of US Senator James David Walker. (bio by: Bobb Edwards)

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Walker (April 13, 1763 – March 1, 1820) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of George Walker and grandfather of James David Walker. He was the father of Florida governor David Shelby Walker and the uncle of another Florida governor Richard Keith Call. Walker played a pivotal role in the upbringing of his nephew, taking in Call's widowed mother (Walker's sister) and her children after the death of Call's father.

Born in Brunswick County, Virginia, Walker attended public and private schools. He served in the Revolutionary War as a private under General Lafayette and was at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He moved to Logan County, Kentucky. He served as clerk of county and circuit courts. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1793 to 1796. He served as major on the staff of Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky in the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812.

Walker was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 1, 1820). He died on March 1, 1820, in Washington, D.C. and was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.

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Rep. David Walker (DemRep-KY)'s Timeline

1763
April 13, 1763
Brunswick County, Province of Virginia
1799
August 6, 1799
Age 36
Probably Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
1809
1809
Age 45
Logan County, Kentucky, United States
1815
May 2, 1815
Age 52
Logan County, Kentucky, United States
1820
March 1, 1820
Age 56
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States