John Randall Walker

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John Randall Walker (February 23, 1874 – July 21, 1942) was a U.S. political figure from the state of Georgia. Walker was born near Blackshear, Georgia in 1874 and graduated from the Jasper Normal College in Jasper, Florida. He then studied law at the University of Georgia School of Law and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in 1898.

John Randall Walker
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919
Preceded byWilliam Gordon Brantley
Succeeded byWilliam Chester Lankford
Personal details
Born(1874-02-23)February 23, 1874
near Blackshear, Georgia
DiedJuly 21, 1942(1942-07-21) (aged 68)
Blackshear, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Georgia School of Law
Occupationlawyer

In 1912, Walker was elected to the 63rd United States Congress as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and served two additional terms in that seat until losing his bid for renomination in 1918. He died in Blackshear on July 21, 1942, and was buried in a family cemetery in Pierce County, Georgia.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Randall Walker (id: W000060)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • History of the University of Georgia, Thomas Walter Reed, Imprint: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia, ca. 1949, pp.1748
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Gordon Brantley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919
Succeeded by
William Chester Lankford