William Adams Walker

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William Adams Walker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byAbraham P. Stephens
Succeeded byThomas Child, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1805-06-05)June 5, 1805
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedDecember 18, 1861(1861-12-18) (aged 56)
Irvington, New York, U.S.
Resting placeSleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationNorthampton Law School

William Adams Walker (June 5, 1805 – December 18, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire,[1] Walker attended the common schools and Northampton Law School. He was admitted to the bar but never engaged in the practice of law.

He moved to New York City in 1832. He was appointed principal of a public school in New York City, and became county superintendent of common schools from 1843 to 1847. He served as member of the board of aldermen in 1846, but was defeated for reelection in 1847. He served as commissioner of jurors until elected to Congress.

Walker was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855).

He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854. In 1857, he ran but lost for board of aldermen.

He died in Irvington, New York, December 18, 1861. He was interred in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, New York.


  1. ^ C. W. Brewster & Sons, publisher, The Portsmouth Jubilee: The Reception of the Sons of Portsmouth Resident Abroad, July 4, 1853, 1853, pages 14, 28, 44, 78

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Abraham P. Stephens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Child, Jr.

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