Freeman Walker

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Freeman Walker
Freeman Walker.jpg
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
November 6, 1819 – August 6, 1821
Preceded by John Forsyth
Succeeded by Nicholas Ware
Personal details
Born (1780-10-25)October 25, 1780
Charles City, Virginia
Died September 23, 1827(1827-09-23) (aged 46)
Augusta, Georgia
Political party Democratic-Republican

Freeman Walker (October 25, 1780 – September 23, 1827) was a United States Senator from Georgia. Born in Charles City, Virginia, he attended the common schools and, in 1797, moved to Augusta, Georgia. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1803, commencing practice in Augusta. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1807 to 1811, and was Mayor of Augusta in 1818 and 1819. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Forsyth and served from November 6, 1819, to August 6, 1821, when he resigned. He was again mayor of Augusta in 1823, and died there in 1827. Interment was in the Walker Family Cemetery in Augusta. His son was Confederate major general William H.T. Walker, who served in the American Civil War.

Freeman Walker is also the fictional main character in David Allan Cates' third novel by the same name.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
John Forsyth
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
November 6, 1819–August 6, 1821
Served alongside: John Elliott
Succeeded by
Nicholas Ware