WALTON, Eliakim Persons (1812-1890)

WALTON, ELIAKIM PERSONS, a Representative from Vermont; born in Montpelier, Vt., February 17, 1812; attended the common schools; apprenticed to a printer; studied law, but did not practice; engaged in journalism and compiling; editor of ``Walton's Vermont Register''; organizer and first president of the Editors and Publishers' Association, holding the office of president for more than twenty years; after the retirement of his father in 1853 was sole proprietor of the Watchman until 1868; served in the State house of representatives in 1853; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1863); declined to be a candidate for reelection and returned to his editorial and literary labors; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; member of the State constitutional convention in 1870; served in the State senate in 1875 and 1877; trustee of the University of Vermont and of the State agricultural college 1875-1887; president of the Vermont Historical Society 1876-1890; died in Montpelier, Washington County, Vt., December 19, 1890; interment in Green Mount Cemetery.

University of Vermont
Bailey/Howe Library
Burlington, VT
Papers: In the Benedict Family Papers, 1811-1969; 10 cartons, 1 oversize chart, 1 oversize volume.
Includes images of Elikim Walter.

Papers: In the Clark/Field Families Collection, 1795-1848, two cartons and one oversized bound volume.
Correspondents include Eliakim Walton.

Papers: In the Collamer Family Papers, ca. 1840-1865, 3 cartons and 5 volumes.
Correspondents include Eliakim Walton.

Papers: In the Ahiman L. Miner Papers, 1800-1897, 1 foot.
Correspondents include Eliakim Walton.

Vermont Historical Society
Montpelier, VT
Papers: 1819-1890. ca. 1 foot.
Personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence and portraits. Finding aid in repository.

Papers: 1853-1862, 2 volumes.
The collection consists of two ledgers presumably from E.P. Walton's publishing business covering the time period 1853-1862 and 1859-1862 respectively.