David WALKER, Congress, KY (1820)


WALKER, David, (brother of George Walker and grandfather of James David Walker), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Brunswick County, Va., birth date unknown; attended public and private schools; served in the Revolutionary War as a private under General Lafayette; was at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown; moved to Logan County, Ky.; clerk of county and circuit courts; member of the State house of representatives, 1793-1796; served as major on the staff of Governor Shelby of Kentucky in the Battle of the Thames during the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1817-March 1, 1820); died on March 1, 1820, in Washington, D.C.; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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