Walter Leake, Governor, U.S. Senator

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Walter Leake

Birthplace: Albemarle County, VA, USA
Death: Died in Hinds, Mississippi, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Mask Leake and Patience Leake
Husband of Elizabeth Leake
Father of Susan Wingfield Johnston; Walter Mask Leake, Jr.; William Morriss Leake; Austin Leake; Lucy Keirn and 3 others
Brother of Samuel Leake, Jr.; Samuel Leake; Lucy Buster; Judith Leake; Elisha Leake and 2 others

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About Walter Leake, Governor, U.S. Senator

Walter Leake (May 25, 1762 – November 17, 1825) served as a United States Senator from Mississippi (1817–1820) and as third Governor of Mississippi (1822–1825).

He was the first Governor of Mississippi to die in office. Leake County, Mississippi, as well as Leakesville, Mississippi are named for him.

A native Virginian, he was born in 1762 in Albemarle County, Virginia, the son of Captain Mask Leake and nephew of Rev. Samuel Leake (Princeton University graduate and a member of the first Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College), an ancestor of Senator John McCain of Arizona. Walter Leake's daughter, Susan Wingfield Leake, married 1807 Henry Goodloe Johnston of Spotsylvania Co., VA and was an ancestor of Haley Reeves Barbour, the current Governor of Mississippi.

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Walter Leake, Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline

May 25, 1762
Albemarle County, VA, USA
February 6, 1788
Age 25
August 15, 1792
Age 30
May 20, 1795
Age 32
Age 34
November 10, 1800
Age 38
Age 40
May 15, 1806
Age 43
November 17, 1825
Age 63
Hinds, Mississippi, USA