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Richard Wilde Walker

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Richard Wilde Walker
Confederate States Senator
from Alabama
In office
February 17, 1864 – March 18, 1865
Preceded byClement Clay
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Deputy from Alabama
to the Provisional Congress
of the Confederate States
In office
February 4, 1861 – February 17, 1862
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
Born(1823-02-16)February 16, 1823
Huntsville, Alabama
DiedJune 16, 1874(1874-06-16) (aged 51)
Huntsville, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic

Richard Wilde Walker (February 16, 1823 – June 16, 1874) was an American politician.


Walker was born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1823. 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 from 1851 to 1855, and served as Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 1859. Walker represented Alabama in the provisional C.S. Congress from 1861 to 1862. He also served as a Confederate States Senator from 1864 to 1865. he died in Huntsville at age 51.

In popular culture[edit]

In the 1992 Harry Turtledove science fiction-alternative history novel The Guns of the South, "Senator Walker" is mentioned as opposing a bill to re-enslave freedmen in a victorious Confederacy, but being blackmailed by the "Rivington" cabal into silencing himself.


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

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