William Adams Walker
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 7th district
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
|Preceded by||Abraham P. Stephens|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Child, Jr.|
|Born||June 5, 1805|
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Died||December 18, 1861 (aged 56)|
Irvington, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, New York, U.S.|
|Education||Northampton Law School|
William Adams Walker (June 5, 1805 – December 18, 1861) was a U.S. Representative from New York.
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.
He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854. In 1857, he ran but lost for board of aldermen.
- 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
- United States Congress. "William Adams Walker (id: W000070)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- William Adams Walker at Find a Grave
|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
Thomas Child, Jr.
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