James B. Walker
|James B. Walker|
|13th Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan|
|Preceded by||William S. Patrick|
|Succeeded by||David Spencer Fox|
Locke, Cayuga County, New York
Walker was born in 1812 in Locke, Cayuga County, New York. He came to Flint, Michigan in 1836 and began working in as a clerk in Beach & Wesson dry goods store. Later, H.M. Henderson's dry goods store employed him. From 1838 to 1842, Walker operated a mercantile business on the north side of the Flint River. He building and ran a store at the corner of Kearsley and Saginaw streets from 1842 to 1858.
As the governor's appointed state resident trustee, he was in charge of deaf, dumb and blind asylum's construction and continued as a trustee of the asylum from 1858 to 1873. He was elected as mayor of the City of Flint in 1870 serving a single 1-year term. The first pavement on Saginaw Street was laid during his term as Mayor.
William S. Patrick
|Mayor of Flint
David Spencer Fox
- Chapter XIII: Roster of City Officials. The History of Genesee County, MI.
- List of Flint City Mayors. Political Graveyards.com
- Chapter XV: Banks and Banking, Part II The History of Genesee County, MI
- Index to Politicians: Patakas to Pattersen -- Patrick, William S. Entry. Political Graveyards.com