Walter Lyon (Pennsylvania)

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Walter Lyon
6th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 20, 1895 – January 15, 1899
Governor Daniel H. Hastings
Preceded by Louis Arthur Watres
Succeeded by John P. S. Gobin
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
1893
Personal details
Born (1853-04-27)April 27, 1853
Died March 21, 1933(1933-03-21) (aged 79)
Political party Republican
Religion Presbyterian

Walter Lyon (April 27, 1853 – March 21, 1933) was the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania as a Republican from 1895 to 1899.

He was born in Shaler Township, Pennsylvania. He was educated at the Wakeam Academy and was admitted to the bar as an attorney in 1876. In 1889, he was appointed as United States District Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He resigned from this position in 1893 to run for Pennsylvania State Senate; he served in this body for one term until his election as Lieutenant Governor. After leaving politics, he founded the Pittsburgh law firm of Lyon, Hunter & Burke. He later retired to Sewickley, Pennsylvania.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Louis A. Watres
Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
1895–1899
Succeeded by
John P. S. Gobin