Description

Black and white sketch of David Walker, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Noble and upright judge

David Walker

Born 1806 on a farm in Todd County, Kentucky. Was self-educated…. Read law.. Was admitted to the bar in 1829… He moved to Arkansas 1830 and located at Fayetteville where he served two terms as prosecuting attorney… In 1836 he was a delegate to the constitutional convention and from 1840 to 1844 served in the state senate.... Walker was elected the supreme court bench 1848.. President of the secession convention 1861. After Reconstruction he was again called to the supreme court bench and served until 1878..

Outdoor court of pioneer days

In 1844 occurred the memorable race for congress between David Walker and Archibald Yell.. Walker's nomination by the Whigs caused Yell to resign as governor and run against Walker.. The latter depended on his powers of debate and oratory but Yell was a mixer, taking part in shooting matches in North Arkansas and camp-meetings...

...Yell was elected.. Judge Walker died at Fayettevill Sept. 30, 1879.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 64

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

David Walker, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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