Lewis L. Walker

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Lewis L. Walker
A portrait of Walker in 1910
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
Preceded by Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert
Succeeded by Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert
Personal details
Born Lewis Leavell Walker
(1873-02-15)February 15, 1873
Lancaster, Kentucky
Died June 30, 1944(1944-06-30) (aged 71)
Lancaster, Kentucky
Resting place Lancaster Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater Central University (now Eastern Kentucky University)
Profession Lawyer

Lewis Leavell Walker (February 15, 1873 – June 30, 1944) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Lancaster, Kentucky, Walker attended Lancaster (Kentucky) Academy, Garrard College, Lancaster, Kentucky, and Central University, Richmond, Kentucky. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Kentucky. He also engaged in banking. He served as prosecuting attorney of Garrard County in 1901. Walker served as city attorney of Lancaster 1907-1910. He served as trustee of the University of Kentucky, at Lexington, Kentucky from 1908 to 1915. He served as judge of the 13th judicial district of Kentucky in 1910 and 1911.

Walker was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1930. Walker was preceded and succeeded in his congressional seat by the same person, Democrat Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert.

Walker continued the practice of law in Lancaster, Kentucky, until his death there on June 30, 1944. He was interred in Lancaster Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert
U.S. Representative, Kentucky 8th District
March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931
Succeeded by
Ralph Waldo Emerson Gilbert

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.