WALKER, Prentiss Lafayette

WALKER, Prentiss Lafayette
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1917–1998

Biography

WALKER, Prentiss Lafayette, A Representative from Mississippi; born near Taylorsville, Smith County, Miss., August 23, 1917; attended the public schools of Las Cruces, N. Mex., and Taylorsville and Mize, Miss., and Mississippi College at Clinton, Miss., in 1936; entered United States Army in 1944 and served in Pacific Theater; president of Walker Egg Farms, Inc., Mize, Miss.; owner, Walker's Supermarket, 1937-1963; member of the executive committee of the State Game and Fish Commission, 1960; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1964 and 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966, but was an independent candidate to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1972; engaged in farming and home building; died on June 5, 1998, in Magee, Miss.; interment in Zion Hill Cemetery, Magee, Miss.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Southern Mississippi
McCain Library and Archives

Hattiesburg, MS
Oral History: 1989, 102 pages. An oral history interview with Prentiss Walker conducted in Magee, Mississippi on July 21, 1976. The interview includes a memoir by Walker entitled: The Almighty dollar: its power and its wrath.
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