Charles Christopher Brainerd WALKER, Congress, NY (1824-1888)


WALKER, Charles Christopher Brainerd, a Representative from New York; was born in Drewsville, near Keene, N.H., June 27, 1824; completed preparatory studies; moved to Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., in 1848; postmaster of Corning 1856-1860; was a contractor and also engaged in the hardware and lumber business; during the Civil War served as brigade quartermaster with the rank of captain in the New York State Militia; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Charleston in 1860 and at Baltimore in 1872; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); resumed former business activities; member of the board of control of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station from June 10, 1885, until his death in Corning, N.Y., January 26, 1888; interment in Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne County, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present