George Walker
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
August 30, 1814 – February 2, 1815
Appointed byIsaac Shelby
Preceded byGeorge M. Bibb
Succeeded byWilliam T. Barry
Member of the Kentucky Senate
In office
1810-1814
Personal details
Born1763
Culpeper County, Virginia
DiedAugust 19, 1819 (aged 55–56)
Nicholasville, Kentucky
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

George Walker (1763 – August 19, 1819)[1] was a U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

Born in Culpeper County, Virginia, Walker attended the common schools and served in the American Revolutionary War. He moved to Jessamine County, Kentucky in 1794 and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Nicholasville, Kentucky in 1799. He served as a commissioner of the Kentucky River Company in 1801.

Walker was a member of the Kentucky State Senate from 1810 to 1814. He was then appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George M. Bibb, and served from August 30, 1814 to February 2, 1815 when a successor was elected. He died in Nicholasville in 1819, and was interred on his estate near there.

George Walker was the brother of David Walker and John Walker and the great uncle of James David Walker. He was also the uncle of two governors of Florida, Richard Keith Call and David Shelby Walker. Another nephew John George Walker served as a general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Sources

  1. ^ John E. Kleber (1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. University Press of Kentucky. p. 925. ISBN 0813128838. LCCN 91-26146.
U.S. Senate Preceded byGeorge M. Bibb U.S. senator (Class 2) from Kentucky1814–1815 Served alongside: Jesse Bledsoe Succeeded byWilliam T. Barry