Thomas Joseph Walker

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Thomas Joseph Walker
Judge of the United States Customs Court
In office
June 20, 1940 – January 18, 1945
Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Jerry Bartholomew Sullivan
Succeeded by Irvin Charles Mollison
Personal details
Born (1877-03-25)March 25, 1877
Plymouth, Pennsylvania
Died January 18, 1945(1945-01-18) (aged 67)
New York City
Alma mater Georgetown University
University of Virginia
Profession Judge

Thomas Joseph Walker (March 25, 1877 – January 18, 1945) was a Judge for the United States Customs Court.


Walker was born on March 25, 1877, in Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He attended Georgetown University and the University of Virginia but received no degrees. He served in the United States Armed Forces in 1898. He was a member of the Montana State Legislature in 1905. He was a county attorney in Silver Bow County, Montana, from 1906 to 1910. He worked in private practice in Butte, Montana, from 1909 to 1922 and again from 1934 to 1940. He was a member of the Montana State Senate from 1922 to 1934.[1]

Federal Judicial Service[edit]

On June 11, 1940, President Roosevelt nominated Walker to serve as a Judge for the United States Customs Court, to the seat vacated by Judge Jerry Bartholomew Sullivan. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1940, and received his commission on June 20, 1940, serving on the court until his death. He was succeeded on the court by Judge Irvin Charles Mollison.[2]


Walker died on January 18, 1945 in New York City.[3]