David Walker (Kentucky politician)

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David Walker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 1, 1820
Preceded bySolomon P. Sharp
Succeeded byFrancis Johnson
Personal details
David Walker

Brunswick County, Virginia, U.S.
Died(1820-03-01)March 1, 1820
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican Party

David Walker (died March 1, 1820) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of George Walker and grandfather of James David Walker. He was the father of Florida governor David Shelby Walker and the uncle of another Florida governor Richard Keith Call. Walker played a pivotal role in the upbringing of his nephew, taking in Call's widowed mother (Walker's sister) and her children after the death of Call's father.

Born in Brunswick County, Virginia, Walker attended public and private schools. He served in the Revolutionary War as a private under General Lafayette and was at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. He moved to Logan County, Kentucky. He served as clerk of county and circuit courts. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1793 to 1796. He served as major on the staff of Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky in the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812.

Walker was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 1, 1820). He died on March 1, 1820, in Washington, D.C. and was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "David Walker (id: W000048)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Solomon P. Sharp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th congressional district

1817 – 1820
Succeeded by
Francis Johnson