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|Walter D. Leake|
|3rd Governor of Mississippi|
January 7, 1822 – November 17, 1825
|Preceded by||George Poindexter|
|Succeeded by||Gerard Brandon|
|United States Senator|
December 10, 1817 – May 15, 1820
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||David Holmes|
May 25, 1762|
Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia, British America
November 17, 1825 (aged 63)|
Hinds County, Mississippi, U.S.
Walter Daniel Leake (May 25, 1762 – November 17, 1825) served as a United States Senator from Mississippi (1817–1820) and as third Governor of Mississippi (1822–1825). He was the first Governor of Mississippi to die in office.
Walter Leake was born on May 25, 1762 in Albemarle County in the Colony of Virginia. He was the son of Captain Mask Leake and nephew of Rev. Samuel Leake (Princeton University graduate and a member of the first Board of Trustees of Hampden–Sydney College), an ancestor of Senator John McCain of Arizona.
- Thomas H. Somorville, "A Sketch of the Supreme Court of Mississippi", in Horace W. Fuller, ed.,The Green Bag, Vol. XI (1899), p. 505.
- The Virginia magazine of history and biography, Volume 11 (Google eBook) (Virginia Historical Society, 1903)
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 183.
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
Served alongside: Thomas H. Williams
| Governor of Mississippi