Francis Walker (Virginia)

Francis Walker ( * June 22, 1764 in Cobham, Albemarle County, Virginia; † March 1806 ) was an American politician. Between 1793 and 1795 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Walker was the younger brother of U.S. Senator John Walker (1744-1809) and the father of William Cabell Rives (1793-1868), who was also a U.S. Senator and American diplomat. He was born on the family estate Castle Hill near Cobham, whom he later inherited and cultivated. In addition to his political work and his work on his estate in Albemarle County Judge Walker and Colonel was the militia. He was a member of the District of Albemarle County. Between 1788 and 1791, and again from 1797 to 1801 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1792 Walker was elected in the then newly established 14th legislative district of Virginia in the time which meets even in Philadelphia U.S. House of Representatives, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1793. Until March 3, 1795 he was able to complete a term in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew Francis Walker from politics. He died in March 1806 at his estate Castle Hill, where he was also buried. He was married to Jane Byrd Nelson, with whom he had two daughters.