Richard Wilde Walker

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Richard Walker
Confederate States Senator
from Alabama
In office
February 17, 1864 – May 10, 1865
Preceded by Clement Clay
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
Born (1823-02-16)February 16, 1823
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Died June 16, 1874(1874-06-16) (aged 51)
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Richard Wilde Walker (February 16, 1823 – June 16, 1874) was a prominent Confederate States of America politician.

Walker was born and died in Huntsville, Alabama. He was the son of John Williams Walker, the brother of Percy Walker and LeRoy Pope Walker, and father of Richard Wilde Walker, Jr. Richard Walker, Sr. served in the Alabama state legislature in 1851 and 1855 and served as an Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 1859. He represented Alabama in the Provisional Confederate Congress from 1861 to 1862. Walker was a Senator from Alabama in the Second Confederate Congress from 1864 to 1865.

In the 1994 Harry Turtledove alternative history novel Guns of the South, A Senator Walker is mentioned as sponsoring a bill to re-enslave freedmen in a victorious Confederacy.


"Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men From 1540 to 1872," by Willis Brewer, published 1872, pages 355-356

Confederate States Senate
Preceded by
Clement Clay
Confederate States Senator (Class 1) from Alabama
Served alongside: Robert Jemison
Constituency abolished