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Isaac Pigeon Walker (November 2, 1815 – March 29, 1872) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin.[1]

Isaac Pigeon Walker
Isaac P. Walker.jpg
United States Senator
from Wisconsin
In office
June 8, 1848 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by(none)
Succeeded byCharles Durkee
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
Personal details
Born(1815-11-02)November 2, 1815
Wheeling, Virginia
(now West Virginia)
DiedMarch 29, 1872(1872-03-29) (aged 56)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political partyDemocratic

Walker was born in Virginia and moved with his family to Illinois in 1825. He practiced law in Springfield, Illinois, and served one term in the Illinois House of Representatives. He moved to Wisconsin in 1841 and practiced law in the Milwaukee area. He served in Wisconsin's territorial legislature from 1847 to 1848. When Wisconsin was admitted as a state in 1848, Walker was elected as a Democrat to represent Wisconsin in the United States Senate, where he served until 1855.

He is buried at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Isaac Walker's older brother, George H. Walker, was a founder and mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


  • United States Congress. "Isaac P. Walker (id: W000055)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


  1. ^ "Isaac Pigeon Walker". Wisconsin Historical Society. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012.
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Wisconsin
Served alongside: Henry Dodge
Succeeded by
Charles Durkee