Born: 1820-08-23 Vermont
Died: 1864-02-02 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: Springfield, Illinois
Walker received an education in his native Vermont, and moved with his parents to Belvidere, Illinois, in 1836. He studied law and in the early 1840s, he served as a deputy clerk in the Illinois Supreme Court under his brother-in-law Ebenezer Peck. In 1847, Walker joined Charles H. Lanphier in publishing the Illinois State Register, a Springfield newspaper that supported the Democratic Party. Walker and Lanphier dissolved their partnership in 1858.
U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 125; Illinois State Register (Springfield), 1 January 1858, 2:1; 20 March 1903, 8:1; Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 2:1561; Gravestone, Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, IL.