John Archibald Walker

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John Archibald Walker (February 8, 1890 – after 1958) was a lawyer and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Halifax County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1925 to 1928 as a Liberal-Conservative member.

He was born in West Lake Ainslie, Inverness County, Nova Scotia, the son of John Walker and Anne Walker. He was educated at Saint Francis Xavier University, the Catholic University of America and Dalhousie University. In 1922, he married Josephine McLennan. Walker was named King's Counsel in 1932. He lived in Halifax and served as a director for several companies. Walker was Minister of Natural Resources and Provincial Development from 1925 to 1928 in the province's Executive Council. In 1958, he was named a Knight of Saint Gregory.

He was president of the Boys Scouts Association of Nova Scotia and was presented with the Silver Acorn by the Governor General. He was the recipient of honorary degrees from Saint Mary's University and St. Francis Xavier University.

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  • A Directory of the Members of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1958, Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1958)