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David Shelby Walker

David Shelby Walker, American jurist, governor of Florida. member 1st Florida Senate from 7th district, 1845; member Florida House of Representatives from Leon County, 1848-1849.

Background

  • Walker, David Shelby was born on May 2, 1815 in Russellville, Kentucky, United States. Son of David and Mary (Barbour) Walker.

  • Education

    • Studied law with brother, George Walker. 1837-circa 1840.

    Career

    • Admitted to Florida bar, circa 1840. Member 1st Florida Senate from 7th district, 1845. Mayor City of Tallahassee (Florida), 1848.

      Member Florida House of Representatives from Leon County, 1848-1849. Register of public lands, ex-officio superintendent schools, 1850-1859. The American Association For Justice Florida Supreme Court, 1859-1865.

      Governor Florida, 1865-1867. Judge 2d Judicial Circuit Court, 1879-1891.

    Membership

    Member 1st Florida Senate from 7th district, 1845. Member Florida House of Representatives from Leon County, 1848-1849.

    Connections

    • Married Philiclea Alston, May 22, 1842. Married second, Elizabeth Duncan.
    • father: David Walker
    • mother: Mary (Barbour) Walker
    • spouses: Philiclea Alston
    • Elizabeth Duncan
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    Died July 20, 1891
    (aged 76)
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