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Robert John Walker
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Born: July 19, 1801

Birthplace: Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Father: Judge Jonathan Hoge Walker 1761 – 1824
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​

Mother: Lucretia “Lucy” Duncan 1770 – 1837
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​

Wife: Mary Blechynden Bache 1808 – 1873
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Children:

Mary Bache Walker Brewster 1839 – 1886​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Lt. Colonel Duncan Stephen Walker 1841 – 1912​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Robert John Walker Jr. 1847 – 1912​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Education:

1819: Graduated from University of Pennsylvania​

Occupation:

1821 – 1826: Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania​
1826 – 1835: Attorney in Natchez, Mississippi​
1849 – 1857: Attorney in Washington, D.C.​
1864 – 1869: Attorney in Washington, D.C.​
Business interests in land speculation and mining stock​

Political Career:

1835 – 1845: United States Senator from Mississippi​
1835 – 1841: Senate Chairman on Public Lands Committee​
1845 – 1849: United States Secretary of US Treasury Dept.​
1853: Declined US Mission to China​
1857: Governor of Kansas Territory​
1861 – 1865: Supporter of the Union Cause​
1863 – 1864: United States Financial Agent​

Died: November 11, 1869

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Age at time of Death: 68 years old

Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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Robert John Walker
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Born: July 19, 1801

Birthplace: Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Father: Judge Jonathan Hoge Walker 1761 – 1824
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​

Mother: Lucretia “Lucy” Duncan 1770 – 1837
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​

Wife: Mary Blechynden Bache 1808 – 1873
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Children:

Mary Bache Walker Brewster 1839 – 1886​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Lt. Colonel Duncan Stephen Walker 1841 – 1912​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Robert John Walker Jr. 1847 – 1912​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Education:

1819: Graduated from University of Pennsylvania​

Occupation:

1821 – 1826: Attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania​
1826 – 1835: Attorney in Natchez, Mississippi​
1849 – 1857: Attorney in Washington, D.C.​
1864 – 1869: Attorney in Washington, D.C.​
Business interests in land speculation and mining stock​

Political Career:

1835 – 1845: United States Senator from Mississippi​
1835 – 1841: Senate Chairman on Public Lands Committee​
1845 – 1849: United States Secretary of US Treasury Dept.​
1853: Declined US Mission to China​
1857: Governor of Kansas Territory​
1861 – 1865: Supporter of the Union Cause​
1863 – 1864: United States Financial Agent​

Died: November 11, 1869

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Age at time of Death: 68 years old

Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Unmentioned in the above is the large scandal at the Treasury Department while he was in charge (during the Mexican War). Something over $5 million dollars in Army funds seems to have disappeared without any real (official) answer being given to the President's investigation, and the matter was somehow dropped. (Polk probably ruefully recalled that Andrew Jackson had told him "that Walker wasn't a man to be trusted with the nation's cash.")
 
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