James Walter Wall

James Walter Wall

Birth
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Death 9 Jun 1872 (aged 52)
Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6938357 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. Born the son of U.S. Senator Garret Dorset Wall, he graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1838, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced to practice law in Trenton, New Jersey. He served as commissioner in bankruptcy after moving to Burlington, New Jersey, in 1847 and was Mayor of Burlington in 1850. In January 1863, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John R. Thompson, serving until March 1863. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law and engaged in literary pursuits until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6938357
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Walter Wall (26 May 1820–9 Jun 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6938357, citing Saint Marys Episcopal Churchyard, Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .