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Albert Walker Albert Walker
Full Name: Albert Gallitan Walker
Date of birth: August 25, 1807
Date of death: November 7, 1882

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1)   7th (2) (3) (4)     Birdville / Tarrant   Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant
S 4 Nov 5, 1849 - Mar 30, 1850 3rd (5) (6) (7) (8)     Birdville / Tarrant   Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt
(1) 8th Legislature - 11/7/1859, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(2) 7th and 8th Legislatures - address, Birdville; home county, Tarrant. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 7th Legislature - 11/2/1857, p. 1. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified took their seats." Senate Journal.
(5) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(6) Samuel R. Campbell, in special election 7/22/1850, sworn 8/12/1850, succeeded Albert G. Walker, resigned 3/30/1850. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1849, p. 3. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following gentlemen presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 419, Peters Colony of Texas: a History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers, 1959.
  • Other Resources
  • Biographical information, including an account of the "difficulty" between J. Jeff Courtney and Albert Walker in which Courtney was mortally wounded, 5/24/1881. Lists birth year of 1805. Fort Worth Democrat.
  • Migration steps and additional notes, Migrations.org, 2004.
  • Portrait of A.G. Walker and an account of the battle over the location of the Tarrant County Seat. Reminiscences of the Early Days of Fort Worth, 1906.
  • Mentioned in 3rd Legislature, p. 196. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Decedents chart lists birth date of 8/25/1807, death date 11/7/1882. Working Files of Margaret P. Kronauge.
  • Map of the town of Birdville, TX, showing the scene of the 1857 gunfight between A.G. Walker and John H. Courtenay. "Courtenay was killed over the battle of the Tarrant County seat." Working Files of Margaret P. Kronauge.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Albert Walker,8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Indian Affairs  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Reduction of Expenditures of the State Government  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Public Lands  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Internal Improvements  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  

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