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1900-1901
Inclusive dates
1900-1901
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1900-1901, of James A. Walker (1832-1901) of Wythe County, Virginia, notifying William Francis Rhea (1858-1931) that he is contesting the results of the election held 6 November 1900 for the 9th Congressional district seat between him and Rhea that the latter won. Walker states that he will open and inspect the ballots in Washington County, Virginia, and will request that the county courts of the other counties in the district allow him to do the same in them. Walker also intends to take depositions concerning the election. Papers also include a newspaper clipping stating that a Congressional committee found for Rhea 6-2, seating him as the election winner
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James Alexander Walker was born 27 August 1832 in Augusta County, Virginia. He attended private schools and graduated from the Virginia Military Academy in 1852. He studied law at the University of Virginia in 1854-1855, and was admitted to the bar in 1856. Walker practiced law in Pulaski County, Virginia, and served as commonwealth's attorney. When the Civil War began, Walker became a captain in the 13th Virginia Infantry. He was promoted to colonel in March 1862, and promoted to brigadier general in May 1863, commanding the Stonewall Brigade. He was wounded at the battle of Spotsylvania Court House and commanded a division at the surrender of Appomattox. Walker represented Pulaski County in the House of Delegates in 1871 and 1872, and was elected lieutenant governor in 1877. A Democrat until 1893, Walker won election to the United States House of Representatives from Southwest Virginia as a Republican and served two terms from 1895 to 1899. Walker lost his reelection bid in 1898. Walker married Sarah Ann Poage November 1858, and they had five children. He died in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia, 21 October 1901, and was buried in East End Cemetery.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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24
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L. & T. Respess Books
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001528014
Type of unit
leaves

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