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Albert Gallitan Walker

Albert Walker
Full Name: Albert Gallitan Walker
Birth date: August 25, 1807
Death date: November 7, 1882

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (8) & 7th (3) (4) (6) Legislatures
    11/2/1857 - 11/4/1861
     
  • Senate, 3rd (1) (2) (5) (7) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 3/30/1850
     
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
(3) 7th and 8th Legislatures - Birdville, Tarrant County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(7) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(8) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

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.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 419, Peters Colony of Texas: a History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers 1959.
  • 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 .
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