Clifford Walker

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Clifford Walker
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Clifford Walker
64th Governor of Georgia
In office
1923–1927
Preceded by Thomas W. Hardwick
Succeeded by Lamartine Griffin Hardman
Personal details
Born (1877-07-04)July 4, 1877
Monroe, Georgia
Died November 9, 1954(1954-11-09) (aged 77)
Monroe, Georgia
Resting place Old Baptist Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rosa Mathewson
Alma mater University of Georgia
Religion Baptist

Clifford Mitchell Walker (July 4, 1877 – November 9, 1954) was an American attorney and politician from Georgia.

Walker served consecutive two-year terms as the 64th Governor of Georgia from 1923 to 1927, after winning with the support of the Ku Klux Klan.[1] Walker made few legislative advances during his term as Governor, and is largely remembered for his membership in the KKK and his inclusion of KKK leadership in policy matters throughout his term.[2] His additional political service included the office of Mayor of Monroe, Georgia.

Before his gubernatorial terms, Walker served as the state attorney general from 1915 to 1920. He also was a co-founder of the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Walker made the first appointment of a poet laureate of the U.S. state of Georgia, that being Frank Lebby Stanton in 1925.

He was born in Monroe in 1877. Walker died at his home in Monroe in 1954 and was buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery in that same city.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas W. Hardwick
Governor of Georgia
1923–1927
Succeeded by
Lamartine Griffin Hardman