John Randall Walker

John Randall Walker ( * February 23, 1874 in Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia, † July 21, 1942 ) was an American politician. Between 1913 and 1919 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Walker visited Jasper to 1895 the Normal College in Jasper ( Florida). After a subsequent law studies at the University of Georgia and its made ​​in 1898 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession.

Politically, Walker member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1907 and 1908 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. In the congressional elections of 1912 he was in the eleventh electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Gordon Brantley on March 4, 1913. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1919 three legislative periods. There, the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution were adopted in 1913. Since April 1917, the work of the Congress was shaped by the events of the First World War.

In 1918, John Walker has not been nominated by his party for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. After he retired from politics. He died on 21 July 1942 in his birthplace Blackshear.