Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The First Federal Congress

Senator John Walker

John Walker

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John Walker
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Life dates: 13 February 1744-2 December 1809
Place of Residence (1789): "Belvoir," Albemarle County, Virginia
Occupation (1789): Lawyer; planter
Place of Birth: "Castle Hill," Albemarle County, Virginia
Age (March 4, 1789): 45
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: College of William and Mary
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, Continental Army
Prior Political Offices: Continental Congress (1779-80)
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low
Last year of continuous service in Senate: Defeated in bid to fill Grayson's unexpired term
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