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David Shelby Walker
Birth: May 2, 1815
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1891
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA

Eighth Governor of Florida, 1865-1868. After coming to Leon County in 1837, he studied law. He began his political career in 1845 in Florida’s first state legislature. In the lead-up to the Civil War, Walker opposed secession, but supported Florida when it left the Union. Walker was appointed governor of Florida in 1865. His administration had the task of restoring government during the years in which Florida was occupied by federal troops after the Civil War. His greatest achievement lay in his effort to establish public education in Florida. He also helped to establish a new public library system in the state. After his term as governor, Walker returned to his law practice. In 1878 he was appointed circuit court judge and remained in that post until his death. (bio by: Rattlebox (inactive)) 
 
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  Elizabeth Duncan Walker (1848 - 1909)
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rattlebox (inactive)
Record added: Dec 27, 2004
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David Shelby Walker
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David Shelby Walker
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