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WALKER (Soundex W426) — See also ALKER, CALKERINOS, CHALKER, STALKER, VANDEWALKER, WACKER, WALAKER, WALCHER, WALK, WALKE, WALKENHORST, WALKERMAN, WALKES, WALSER, WELCKER, WELKER, WILKER.

  Walker, O. A., Jr. — of Paris, Henry County, Tenn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Walker of the Southwest, Jimmy: See Pat L. Robinson
  Walker, Olaf — of Nitro, Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Chair of Kanawha County Republican Party, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Walker, Olene Smith (b. 1930) — also known as Olene S. Walker — of Utah. Born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, November 15, 1930. Republican. Presidential Elector for Utah, 1996, 2000; Lieutenant Governor of Utah, 2000-03; Governor of Utah, 2003-05; delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Married to Myron Walker.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Walker, Orange — of Washington County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 1, 1859-60. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Paris — of Sharps Chapel, Union County, Tenn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Patricia — We the People candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  Walker, Patrick M. — Delegate to California convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Paul — of Greene Township, Franklin County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Paul A. — of Oklahoma. Democrat. Member, Federal Communications Commission, 1934-53; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1947, 1952-53. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Paul D. — of Kentucky. Republican. Candidate for Kentucky state house of representatives 34th District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Walker, Paul F. (1864-1941) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Dayton, Campbell County, Ky., March 30, 1864. University professor; Honorary Consul for Venezuela in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1895-1900; Consul for Costa Rica in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1896-1901. Member, Sigma Chi. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 8, 1941 (age 77 years, 223 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married to Alice Dexter.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walker, Percy (1812-1880) — of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., December, 1812. Physician; lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1839, 1847, 1853; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1855-57; candidate for Representative from Alabama in the Confederate Congress 9th District, 1861. Died in Mobile, Mobile County, Ala., December 27, 1880 (age about 67 years). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Williams Walker and Matilda (Pope) Walker; brother of Leroy Pope Walker (1817-1884) and Richard Wilde Walker (1823-1874); uncle of John Williams Walker Fearn and Richard Wilde Walker (1857-1936); great-granduncle of Richard Walker Bolling.
  Political family: Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Walker, Percy — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 3rd District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Walker, Pete — of Columbia, Adair County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Pinckney H. (d. 1885) — of Illinois. Justice of Illinois state supreme court, 1858-85; died in office 1885. Died in 1885. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Platt Dickinson (1849-1923) — also known as Platt D. Walker — of Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C.; Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Born in Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., October 25, 1849. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Richmond County, 1874-75; justice of North Carolina state supreme court, 1903-23; died in office 1923. Episcopalian. Died in Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., May 22, 1923 (age 73 years, 209 days). Interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas D. Walker and Mary Vance (Dickinson) Walker; married, June 5, 1878, to Nettie Settle Covington; married, June 8, 1910, to Alma Locke Mordecai.
  Walker, Prentiss Lafayette (1917-1998) — also known as Prentiss Walker — of Mize, Smith County, Miss. Born near Taylorsville, Smith County, Miss., August 23, 1917. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 4th District, 1965-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1966 (Republican), 1972 (Independent). Baptist. Member, Freemasons; American Legion; Lions. Died in a hospital at Magee, Simpson County, Miss., June 5, 1998 (age 80 years, 286 days). Interment at Zion Hill Cemetery, Smith County, Miss.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Walker, R. H. — of Athens, Limestone County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908, 1924 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1928 (alternate). Burial location unknown.
  Walker, R. Hickman — of Colorado. Justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, R. J. — of Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah County, Va. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, R. L. — also known as Dick Walker — of Winfield, Cowley County, Kan. Cowley County Sheriff, 1873-78; mayor of Winfield, Kan., 1877. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, R. L. — of Nicholas County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Nicholas County, 1899-1900. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, R. L. — of Shellman, Randolph County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, R. Logan — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Mayor of Charleston, W.Va., 1918-19. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Mrs. R. M. — of Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1928. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, R. M. — of Gadsden, Etowah County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Walker, R. R. — of Columbia, Adair County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Walker, R. S. — of Nacogdoches County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, R. W. — of Athens, Limestone County, Ala. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Ralph — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Democrat. Mayor of Springfield, Mo., 1884-86, 1888-90, 1900-02. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Ralph D. — of Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1956 (alternate), 1964, 1968. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Ralph H. — of Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo. Republican. Mayor of Sedalia, Mo., 1967. Still living as of 1967.
  Walker, Ralph Jervis — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Ramsey M. — of Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho; Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1928, 1940, 1948 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business); member of Democratic National Committee from Idaho, 1939. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Randall See J. Randall Walker
  Walker, Ray D. — of Fort Pierre, Stanley County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 54th District, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Raymond R. — Conservative. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1982. Still living as of 1982.
  Walker, Reuben Eugene (b. 1851) — also known as Reuben E. Walker — of Concord, Merrimack County, N.H. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., February 15, 1851. Lawyer; Merrimack County Solicitor, 1889-90; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1895; justice of New Hampshire state supreme court, 1901-21; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abiel Walker and Mary (Powers) Walker; married 1875 to Mary Elizabeth Brown.
  Walker, Mrs. Rex — of Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Wash. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1940. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Richard E. — Libertarian. Candidate for Texas state board of education 7th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Walker, Richard Elmer — of Pollock, Grant Parish, La. Democrat. Member of Louisiana state house of representatives, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Richard Louis (1922-2003) — also known as Richard L. Walker — of South Carolina. Born April 13, 1922. U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, 1981-86. Died July 22, 2003 (age 81 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Walker, Richard P. — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Mayor-commissioner of Tallahassee, Florida, 1980-81. Still living as of 1981.
  Walker, Richard Russell — also known as Russ Walker — of Keizer, Marion County, Ore. Republican. Lobbyist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 2004, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Walker, Richard Wilde (1823-1874) — of Alabama. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., February 16, 1823. Member of Alabama state legislature, 1851, 1855; associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1859; Delegate from Alabama to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Senator from Alabama in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., June 16, 1874 (age 51 years, 120 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Williams Walker and Matilda (Pope) Walker; brother of Percy Walker and Leroy Pope Walker (1817-1884); married to Mary Ann Simpson (1828-1914); father of Richard Wilde Walker; uncle of John Williams Walker Fearn; great-grandfather of Richard Walker Bolling.
  Political family: Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Walker, Richard Wilde (1857-1936) — also known as Richard W. Walker — of Alabama. Born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., March 11, 1857. Associate justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1891-92; appointed 1891; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1914-30; took senior status 1930. Died April 10, 1936 (age 79 years, 30 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Wilde Walker and Mary Ann (Simpson) Walker (1828-1914); nephew of Percy Walker and Leroy Pope Walker (1817-1884); grandson of John Williams Walker; granduncle of Richard Walker Bolling; first cousin of John Williams Walker Fearn.
  Political family: Walker-Bolling family of Huntsville, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walker, Ripley S. — of Virginia. Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Rob — of Nassau County, N.Y. Republican. Member of New York state assembly 15th District; elected 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Walker, Robert See J. Robert Walker
  Walker, Robert — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 12th District, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Walker, Robert A. — of Delaware. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Robert Franklin (1850-1930) — of Morgan County, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo. Born in Florence, Morgan County, Mo., November 29, 1850. Democrat. Missouri state attorney general, 1893-97; justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1913-30; died in office 1930; chief justice of Missouri state supreme court, 1927. Baptist. Died in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., November 19, 1930 (age 79 years, 355 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Belford Stevenson Walker (1824-1891) and Abigail Lewis (Evans) Walker (1825-1864); married, September 20, 1877, to Nannie A. Wright (died 1892); married, September 28, 1896, to Geneva C. Percy (1863-1929).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Walker, Robert Jarvis Cochran (1838-1903) — also known as Robert J. C. Walker — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa. Born near West Chester, Chester County, Pa., October 20, 1838. Republican. Lawyer; magazine publisher; oil producer; land, lumber, and coal mining business; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1881-83; chemist. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 19, 1903 (age 65 years, 60 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Walker, Robert John (1801-1869) — also known as Robert J. Walker — of Madisonville, Madison County, Miss.; Washington, D.C. Born in Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pa., July 19, 1801. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1835-45; resigned 1845; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1845-49; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1857; newspaper publisher. Died in Washington, D.C., November 11, 1869 (age 68 years, 115 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Jonathan Hoge Walker and Lucretia (Duncan) Walker; married, April 4, 1825, to Mary Blechenden Bache (1808-1873; daughter of Richard Bache, Jr.; brother of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867; physicist); niece of George Mifflin Dallas; granddaughter of Richard Bache and Alexander James Dallas; great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin); father of Mary Walker (1839-1886; who married Benjamin Harris Brewster); second great-grandfather of Daniel Baugh Brewster (1923-2007).
  Political families: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Bache-Dallas family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Claiborne-Dallas family of Virginia and Louisiana (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Walker County, Tex. is named for him.
  The community of Walker, Kansas (founded 1872), is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Walker, Robert Kirk — of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn. Mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., 1971-75. Still living as of 1975.
  Walker, Robert R. — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Republican. Postmaster at Easton, Md., 1907-16. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Robert Smith (b. 1942) — also known as Robert S. Walker — of East Petersburg, Lancaster County, Pa. Born in Bradford, McKean County, Pa., December 23, 1942. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 16th District, 1977-97. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Walker, Robert W. — of Vallejo, Solano County, Calif. Democrat. Postmaster at Vallejo, Calif., 1914-21. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Roderick — of Vernon, Tolland County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Vernon, 1834. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Rosa — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972 (alternate), 1996, 2000, 2004; member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Walker, Roscoe — of Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind. Democrat. Acting postmaster at Clinton, Ind., 1938-39. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Ross F. — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Democrat. Candidate for mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1925, 1931 (primary); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Ross V. — of Pennsylvania. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 30th District, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  walker, Rowland G. — of New Castle County, Del. Democrat. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 9th District, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Roy C., Jr. — Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Oklahoma, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Ruel — of Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Walker, Russ See Richard Russell Walker
  Walker, Ruth Anne — of Richmond, Va. Democrat. Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.


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