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Percy WALKER

(1812-1880)

WALKER, Percy, (son of John Williams Walker and great-great-uncle of Richard Walker Bolling), a Representative from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., in December 1812; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1835; commenced the practice of medicine in Mobile, Ala.; served in the campaign against the Creek Indians; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Mobile; State’s attorney for the sixth judicial district; member of the State house of representatives in 1839, 1847, and 1853; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1856; died in Mobile, Ala., December 31, 1880; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

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

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