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Walter Acker, Sr. Walter P. Acker
Full Name: Walter P. Acker, Sr.
Date of birth: September 2, 1844
Date of death: February 16, 1933

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19-3 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 19-3 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 19-3 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 76 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Lampasas / Lampasas   Burnet, Lampasas

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Resolution providing for visitation, 41st Legislature, 1/16/1929, p. 129. House Journal.
  • 43rd Legislature, R.S., 2/17/1933, p. 479. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 43rd Legislature, R.S., Senate Simple Resolution 51, 2/17/1933, p. 278. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, Judge Walter Acker, "Last Confederate Vet to Hold State Office Dies," 2/17/1933, p. 1, and "Judge Walter Acker," funeral services, 2/18/1933, p. 10. Austin American.
  • Obituary, "Captain Walter Acker to Be Buried Here Saturday," The Lampasas Daily Leader, 2/17/1933, p. 1, and "Funeral Services Held Saturday for Capt. Walter Acker," The Lampasas Daily Leader, 2/18/1933, p. 1, crediting Lampasas Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). February 17, 1933 February 18, 1933
  • Biography, p. 266. Born in Alabama in 1845. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 56th Alabama Mounted Infantry Regiment; Jr. 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 10th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment; and Private, Company F, 16th Mississippi Infantry. "Died before 1910 [sic] (dropped middle name postwar) . . . Postwar lawyer, Paulding, Miss., 1868-75; Lampasas, Texas, 1875-93 . . . state legislator, 1884-?." Walter Peter Acker, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865.
    Walter Acker, Sr., birth date 9/2/1844, retired judge, counselor at law. Pension File No. 39400, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company F, 16th Mississippi Infantry. Military grave marker, Walter P. Acker. Walter P. Acker (1844-1933), portraits, historical marker, obituary, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. Find a Grave.
  • Walter P. Acker, "Last Confederate veteran to serve in the Texas Legislature." Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Walter Acker, birth date 9/2/1844 in Monroe County, Mississippi, death date 2/16/1933 in Austin, Travis County, retired Confederate veteran. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Walter P. Acker, Lampasas County historical marker, Oak Hill Cemetery. "In 1930 he was honored as the last confederate veteran to serve in the Texas Legislature." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Memorial, October 1933, pp. 112-113. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Walter Acker, Sr., 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walter Acker, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walter Acker, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walter Acker, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walter Acker, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 39th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Federal Relations  
    Insurance  
    Judiciary  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Judiciary  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Painting Ownership, Investigate (Chair) 
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Fence Cutting  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
     

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