John Walker (Virginia Politician)
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John Walker Virginia Politician
John Walker
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United States Senator
from Virginia

March 31, 1790 - November 9, 1790
William Grayson
James Monroe
Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Virginia

Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Albemarle County

February 10, 1772 - May 6, 1776
Alongside Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Walker
Position abolished
Personal details
Born(1744-02-13)February 13, 1744
Cobham, Virginia
DiedDecember 2, 1809(1809-12-02) (aged 65)
Madison Mills, Virginia
Political partyPro-Administration
Alma materCollege of William and Mary

John Walker (February 13, 1744 – December 2, 1809) was a public official from Virginia.


Walker was born in Virginia, the son of Dr. Thomas Walker. He received private education before attending the College of William and Mary, which he graduated from in 1764. He was a neighbor and classmate at William and Mary of Thomas Jefferson and they remained close friends until the elections of 1804-1805. In 1772 he replaced his father as a representative of the House of Burgesses. He was in the Continental Army, serving in 1777 as an aide-de-camp to General George Washington, holding the rank of colonel. In 1780, he was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress. He then studied law. When William Grayson died in 1790, Walker was appointed to the United States Senate to serve from March 31 to November 9 of that year, when a successor was elected by the Virginia General Assembly.

Walker died in 1809.

External links and references

  • United States Congress. "John Walker (id: W000059)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
William Grayson
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Virginia
March 31, 1790 – November 9, 1790
Served alongside: Richard H. Lee
Succeeded by
James Monroe

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