J. Randall Walker Papers
Scope and Contents
John Randall Walker(February 23, 1874 – July 21, 1942) was a U.S. political figure from the state of Georgia. In 1912, Walker was elected to the 63rd United States Congress as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and served two additional terms in that seat until losing his bid for reelection in 1918. [He seems to have lived in Valdosta, Georgia, during some of the time he was in Congress] The Collection consists of one archival box (5" deep) of correspondence from 1913-1917. The bulk of the correspondence is 1915-1916. Most of it discusses bills that are up before Congress or bills coming to Congress, as this relates to his constituents and his district. The original collection was heavily mold damaged, so we had to do preservation copying. Some of it is still illegible, but most is readable. According to Wikipedia, Walker's career as a representative ran through the 63rd and 64th congress, from 1913-1918, so these are probably most of his papers, at least his constituent correspondence anyway. Some of the letters were so mold damaged that they had to be discarded uncopied. However, most of the mold damaged pages were copied, and all retained originals have been encapsulated.
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- Other: Majority of material found within 1915 - 1916
- Acquired: 1967-02-16
- John Randall Walker (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Biographical or Historical Information
John Randall Walker(February 23, 1874 – July 21, 1942) was a U.S. political figure from the state of Georgia. Walker was born near Blackshear, Georgia in 1874 and was graduated from the Jasper Normal College in Jasper, Florida. He then studied law at the University of Georgia School of Law and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in 1898.
In 1912, Walker was elected to the 63rd United States Congress as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and served two additional terms in that seat until losing his bid for reelection in 1918. He died in Blackshear on July 21, 1942, and was buried in a family cemetery in Pierce County, Georgia. [He seems to have lived in Valdosta, Georgia, during some of the time he was in Congress]
Note written by This material is taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_R._Walker
The collection is arranged chronologically by year.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
A handwritten sheet of paper with Miss Hambrick's name on it describing the collection. There is a note that Richard Nijem, Don Schofield and a third VSC boy found these at the home of Mr. W. J. Dennis, 405 N.Patterson St. At the bottom of the sheet are the initials MRE.
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- 2020-03-24: Revised for DACS compliance by Douglas Carlson