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Walter P. Acker

Walter Acker, Sr.
Full Name: Walter P. Acker, Sr.
Birth date: September 2, 1844
Death date: February 16, 1933

Terms of Service

  • House, 41st Legislature
    1/8/1929 - 1/13/1931
  • House, 40th Legislature
    1/11/1927 - 1/8/1929
  • House, 39th Legislature
    1/13/1925 - 1/11/1927
  • House, 18th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company F, 16th Mississippi Infantry. Military grave marker, Walter P. Acker. Walter P. Acker (1844-1933), burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. Includes portraits, historical marker photo, obituary. Find a Grave .
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Historical marker, Walter P. Acker, Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. "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 .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 266. Born in Alabama in 1845. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
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