James P. Walker

James Peter Walker ( * March 14, 1851 in Memphis, Tennessee; † July 19, 1890 in Dexter, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1890 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Walker attended the common schools and the Boys' College in Durhamville. Even in his youth he worked as a store clerk. In 1867, Walker came to Missouri, where he settled near Kennett. In his new home he initially was active in agriculture. In 1871 he moved to Point Pleasant, where he dealt with the transport business on the Mississippi. Since 1876 he worked in Dexter in the haberdashery business. From 1882 he studied there with the grain trade. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1880, Walker was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Cincinnati, was nominated on the Winfield Scott Hancock as a presidential candidate; In 1884, he unsuccessfully sought the nomination of his party for the congressional elections. In the elections of 1886, but he was then in the 14th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Dawson on March 4, 1887. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on July 19, 1890 in Congress. At his death he was nominated by his party for the upcoming re-election; his mandate was made after a special election to Robert Henry Whitelaw. James Walker was buried in Dexter.