Bush–Davis–Walker family political line

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The Walker family is a family of politicians from the United States that includes former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. Below is a list of some notable members of the family:

  • William P. Walker (1778–1858), Massachusetts State Representative, Massachusetts State Senator, Massachusetts Governor's Councilman, Probate Court Judge in Massachusetts, 1824–1848. Father-in-law of Julius Rockwell and David Davis.[1]
    • Julius Rockwell (1805–1888), U.S. House Representative from Massachusetts (1843–1851), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (1854–1855), candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1855. Son-in-law of William P. Walker.[2]
    • David Davis (1815–1886), Illinois State Representative in 1845, delegate to the Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1847, Circuit Court Judge in Illinois (1848–1862), delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1862–1877), candidate for Liberal Republican Party nomination for President of the United States in 1872, U.S. Senator from Illinois (1877–1883). Son-in-law of William P. Walker.[3]
    • Henry Winter Davis (1817–1865), U.S. Representative from Maryland (1855–1861 and 1863–1865). Cousin of David Davis.[4]
      • Francis W. Rockwell (1844–1929), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (1884–1891). Son of Julius Rockwell.[5]
      • Prescott Bush[clarification needed] (1895–1972), delegate to the Republican National Convention of 1948, 1956 and 1960, candidate for U.S. Senate from Connecticut in 1950, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1952–1963). Father of George H. W. Bush.[6]
        • George H. W. Bush (1924–present), delegate to the Republican National Convention 1964, candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas (1964–1970), U.S. Representative from Texas (1967–1971), U.S. Representative to the United Nations (1971–1973), Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1973–1974), U.S. Liaison to the People's Republic of China (1974–1975), candidate for Republican nomination for President of the United States in 1980, Vice President of the United States (1981–1989), President of the United States (1989–1993). First cousin of George Herbert Walker III.
        • George Herbert Walker III (1931–present), U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Representative from Missouri in 1992. First cousin of George H. W. Bush.
        • John M. Walker, Jr. (1940–present), Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court Judge in New York (1985–1989). First cousin twice removed of David Davis.
        • Craig Roberts Stapleton (1945–present), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2001–2004), U.S. Ambassador to France from (2005–2009). Cousin-in-law of George Herbert Walker III and John M. Walker, Jr..
          • David Davis IV (1906–1978), Illinois State Senator (1953–1967), delegate to the Illinois Constitutional Convention (1969 and 1970). Great-grandson of David Davis.[7]
          • George W. Bush (1946–present), candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas in 1978, delegate to the 1988 Republican National Convention, Governor of Texas (1995–2000), President of the United States (2001–2009). Son of George H.W. Bush.[8]
          • John E. Bush (1953–present), Chairman of the Dade County, Florida Republican Party; Florida Secretary of Commerce (1987–1988); candidate for Governor of Florida in 1994; Governor of Florida (1999–2007), candidate for Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016. Son of George H.W. Bush.[9]
          • Elizabeth Walker Field (1947–present), delegate to the Republican National Convention of 2004. Cousin of George W. Bush.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Index to Politicians: Walker, U to Z. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  2. ^ Index to Politicians: Rockwell. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  3. ^ Index to Politicians: Davis, C to D. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  4. ^ DAVIS, Henry Winter – Biographical Information. Bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  5. ^ ROCKWELL, Francis Williams – Biographical Information. Bioguide.congress.gov (1929-06-26). Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  6. ^ BUSH, Prescott Sheldon – Biographical Information. Bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  7. ^ Index to Politicians: Davis, C to D. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  8. ^ Index to Politicians: Bush. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  9. ^ Index to Politicians: Bush. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.
  10. ^ Index to Politicians: Field to Fieldman. The Political Graveyard. Retrieved on 2011-06-18.