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Lewis Leavell WALKER

(1873-1944)

WALKER, Lewis Leavell, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., February 15, 1873; attended Lancaster (Ky.) Academy, Garrard College, Lancaster, Ky., and Central University, Richmond, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Ky.; also engaged in banking; prosecuting attorney of Garrard County in 1901; city attorney of Lancaster 1907-1910; served as trustee of the University of Kentucky, at Lexington, Ky., 1908-1915; judge of the thirteenth judicial district of Kentucky in 1910 and 1911; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; continued the practice of law in Lancaster, Ky., until his death there on June 30, 1944; interment in Lancaster Cemetery.

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

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