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Joseph Henry Walker (December 21, 1829 – April 3, 1907) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.

Joseph Henry Walker
Joseph H. Walker.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byJohn E. Russell
Succeeded byJohn R. Thayer
Constituency10th district (1889–93)
3rd district (1893–99)
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornDecember 21, 1829
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedApril 3, 1907(1907-04-03) (aged 77)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican
ChildrenJoseph H. Walker[1]


Early lifeEdit

Mrs Joseph H. Walker

He was born in Boston on December 21, 1829. He moved with his parents to Hopkinton and to Worcester. He attended the public schools and engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes. He was a member of the common council of Worcester 1852–1854; Walker established the business of manufacturing leather in Chicago, Illinois in 1868.


He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1899). He served as chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency (Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress.


Walker resumed his former business pursuits, and died in Worcester on April 3, 1907. His interment was in the Rural Cemetery. Walker Hall at Worcester Academy is named in his honor and service to the Academy.


  1. ^ Hall, J. Brainerd (January–December 1911). "Looking Down the Vista of Departed Years". Worcester Magazine. Retrieved 16 June 2011.

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