WALKER, Walter (1883-1956)

WALKER, WALTER, a Senator from Colorado; born in Marion, Crittenden County, Ky., April 3, 1883; attended the public schools; moved to Grand Junction, Colo., in 1903 and engaged in the daily newspaper business, later becoming editor, manager, and chief owner of the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel; appointed on September 26, 1932, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles W. Waterman and served from September 26, 1932, until December 6, 1932, when a duly elected successor qualified; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1932 to fill this vacancy; resumed newspaper activities until his death; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1936; died in Grand Junction, Colo., October 8, 1956; interment in Orchard Mesa Cemetery.

Colorado Historical Society
Denver, CO
Papers: Ca. .5 foot of congressional correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia in 4 collections. Finding aid.

University of Colorado Libraries
Boulder, CO
Papers: In Edward Thomas Taylor papers, 1908-1938.