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WALKER, Percy

1812–1880

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1857-1861: A.B. Moore) Military Correspondence, 1860-1861, 0.5 cubic foot. Correspondents include Percy Walker.
Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1857-1861: A.B. Moore) Pardons, Paroles, and Clemency Files, 1857-1861, 1 cubic foot. Percy Walker's name appears on a petition requesting clemency for Godfrey, a slave boy under sentence of death for murdering a child. The papers are also available on microfilm.
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