John Walker (Virginia politician)
|United States Senator|
March 31, 1790 – November 9, 1790
|Appointed by||Beverley Randolph|
|Preceded by||William Grayson|
|Succeeded by||James Monroe|
|Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Virginia|
|Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Albemarle County|
February 10, 1772 – May 6, 1776
Alongside Thomas Jefferson
|Preceded by||Thomas Walker|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|Born||February 13, 1744|
|Died||December 2, 1809 (aged 65)|
Madison Mills, Virginia
|Alma mater||College of William and Mary|
John Walker (February 13, 1744 – December 2, 1809) was a public official from Virginia.
Walker was born in Virginia, the son of Dr. Thomas Walker. He received private education before attending the College of William and Mary, which he graduated from in 1764. He was a neighbor and classmate at William and Mary of Thomas Jefferson and they remained close friends until the elections of 1804-1805. In 1768 he was elected to the American Society. In 1772 he replaced his father as a representative of the House of Burgesses. He was in the Continental Army, serving in 1777 as an aide-de-camp to General George Washington, holding the rank of colonel. In 1780, he was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress. He then studied law. When William Grayson died in 1790, Walker was appointed to the United States Senate to serve from March 31 to November 9 of that year, when a successor was elected by the Virginia General Assembly.
Walker died in 1809.
- United States Congress. "John Walker (id: W000059)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Bell, Whitfield J., and Charles Greifenstein, Jr. Patriot-Improvers: Biographical Sketches of Members of the American Philosophical Society. 3 vols. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1997, 2:251–255.