Walter F. Pool

Walter Freshwater Pool ( * October 10, 1850 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina; † August 25, 1883 ) was an American politician. In 1883, he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Walter pool was a nephew of U.S. Senator John Pool ( 1826-1884 ). He was born in 1850 on the estate " Elm Grove " in Pasquotank County, where he attended the public school run by his family. Later he studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1873 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in Elizabeth City to work in this profession.

Politically, Pool joined the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1882, he became the first constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Louis C. Latham of the Democratic Party on March 4, 1883. But the pool of his new task could not devote himself because he already on 25 August of the same year, even before the inaugural session of Congress, died. After a by-election from his position fell to the Democrats Thomas Gregory Skinner.