Walker Blaine, son of James G. Blaine.
May 8, 1855
Augusta, Maine, U.S.
|Died||January 15, 1890
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||Columbia Law School
Third Assistant Secretary of State (1881-1882)
Assistant Counsel of the United States for the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims (1882-1886)
Solicitor of the Department of State (1889-1890)
|Employer||United States Department of State|
|Parent(s)||James G. Blaine
Harriet (Stanwood) Blaine
Walker Blaine (May 8, 1855 – January 15, 1890) was an official in the United States Department of State.
Walker Blaine was born in Augusta, Maine on May 8, 1855, the son of James G. Blaine and Harriet (Stanwood) Blaine. In 1876, he graduated from Yale College, where he served on the third editorial board of The Yale Record and was a member of Skull and Bones.:144 He then earned his law degree from Columbia Law School.
After law school, Blaine joined the law office of Senator Cushman Kellogg Davis (R–Minn.) in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 1881, Blaine's father became the United States Secretary of State in the administration of President of the United States James A. Garfield. Blaine's father named him Third Assistant Secretary of State, with Blaine holding this office from July 1, 1881 until June 30, 1882. During his time as Third Assistant Secretary, Blaine and William Henry Trescot were sent on a special diplomatic mission to South America. Following the death of Garfield and the resignation of the older Blaine, President Chester A. Arthur appointed Walker Blaine assistant counsel of the United States for the Court of Commissioners of Alabama Claims. Blaine held this office until the court's abolition on January 1, 1886. He then moved to Chicago to practice law. In 1889, Blaine's father became Secretary of State for the second time (this time in the Benjamin Harrison administration) and James G. Blaine again secured a position for Walker Blaine in the United States Department of State, this time as Solicitor of the Department of State.
- "Editors Yale Record". The Yale Banner. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers. 1874. p. 78.
- Catalogue of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. The Delta Kappa Epsilon council. 1910. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
- "Walker Blaine Dead", New York Times, Jan. 15, 1890
- Walker Blaine at Find a Grave
- The Late Walker Blaine, Harper's Weekly, January 25, 1890
|Third Assistant Secretary of State
July 1, 1881 – June 30, 1882
Alvey A. Adee