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George WALKER

(1763-1819)
Senate Years of Service:
1814-1814
Party:
Democratic Republican

WALKER, George, (brother of David Walker and great uncle of James David Walker), a Senator from Kentucky; born in Culpeper County, Va., in 1763; attended the common schools; served in the Revolutionary War; moved to Jessamine County, Ky., in 1794; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Nicholasville, Ky., in 1799; a commissioner of the Kentucky River Co. in 1801; member, State senate 1810-1814; appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George M. Bibb and served from August 30 to December 16, 1814, when a successor was elected; died in Nicholasville, Ky., in 1819; interment on his estate near Nicholasville.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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