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Hon. David Walker
(d. 1 Mar 1820) Range 29 Site 22-23
A Representative from Kentucky. Attended public and private schools. Served in the Revolutionary War as a private under General Lafayette and was at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Served as major on the staff of Governor Shelby of Ky. in the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812. Elected to the 15th and 16th Congresses and served from 1817 until his death.
The National Intelligencer, Thursday, March 2, 1820
It becomes our painful duty to announce the death of the Hon. David Walker, a Representative in Congress from the State of Kentucky. He departed this life yesterday morning, after a lingering illness of some weeks. He was a worthy patriot, and enjoyed, whilst living, universal respect. In conformity to his death bed request, the usual ceremonials, on the decease of a Member of Congress, were dispensed with. But both Houses of Congress determined to meet at 12 o'clock today instead of 11, to give an opportunity to the numerous friends of the deceased to attend his Funeral, which takes place at 10 o'clock.
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