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|Walter D. Leake|
|3rd Governor of Mississippi|
January 7, 1822 – November 17, 1825
|Preceded by||George Poindexter|
|Succeeded by||Gerard Brandon|
|United States Senator
December 10, 1817 – May 15, 1820
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||David Holmes|
May 25, 1762|
Albemarle County, Virginia
|Died||November 17, 1825
Hinds County, Mississippi
Walter D. Leake (May 25, 1762 – November 17, 1825) served as a United States Senator from Mississippi (1817–1820) and as third Governor of Mississippi (1822–1825). He was the first Governor of Mississippi to die in office.
Walter Leake was born on May 25, 1762 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He was the son of Captain Mask Leake and nephew of Rev. Samuel Leake (Princeton University graduate and a member of the first Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College), an ancestor of Senator John McCain of Arizona.
He served in the United States Senate from 1817 to 1820. He went on to serve as the Governor of Mississippi from 1822 to 1825.
- The Virginia magazine of history and biography, Volume 11 (Google eBook) (Virginia Historical Society, 1903)
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 183.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
Served alongside: Thomas H. Williams
|Governor of Mississippi