Walker Brooke

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Walker Brooke
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Deputy from Mississippi
to the Provisional Congress
of the Confederate States
In office
February 4, 1861 – February 17, 1862
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
February 18, 1852 – March 3, 1853
Serving with
Preceded byHenry S. Foote
Succeeded byAlbert G. Brown
Member of the Mississippi Senate
In office
1850–1852
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
In office
1848
Personal details
Born(1813-12-25)December 25, 1813
Clarke County, Virginia
DiedFebruary 18, 1869(1869-02-18) (aged 55)
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Resting placeCedar Hill Cemetery,
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Political partyDemocratic
Other political
affiliations
Whig
Alma materUniversity of Virginia

Walker Brooke (December 25, 1813 – February 18, 1869) was an American politician who served as a Deputy from Mississippi to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1862. He was also a U.S. Senator from 1852 to 1853, representing the state of Mississippi.

Biography[edit]

Born on December 25, 1813, in Clarke County, Virginia, Walker Brooke was the son of Humphrey Brooke and Sarah Walker Page. He attended the public schools in Richmond, Virginia and Georgetown, D.C. He graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1835, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Lexington, Mississippi. He was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1848 and was a member of the Mississippi Senate in 1850 and 1852.

Brooke was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry S. Foote and served from February 18, 1852, to March 3, 1853; he was not a candidate for reelection and resumed the practice of law. In 1857 he moved to Vicksburg and continued the practice of law; he was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1861 and became affiliated with the Democratic Party that year. He was elected a member of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States from Mississippi in 1861 and served one year; he was then appointed a member of the permanent military court of the Confederate States.

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External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Walker Brooke (id: B000872)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Walker Brooke at Find a Grave