Walker Brooke

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The Honorable
Walker Brooke
Member of the C.S. Congress
from Mississippi
In office
February 8, 1861 – February 17, 1862
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
February 18, 1852 – March 3, 1853
Serving with
Preceded by Henry Foote
Succeeded by Albert Brown
Personal details
Born (1813-12-25)December 25, 1813
Clarke County, Virginia
Died February 18, 1869(1869-02-18) (aged 55)
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Resting place Cedar Hill Cemetery,
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Other political
Alma mater University of Virginia
Occupation Lawyer

Walker Brooke (December 25, 1813 – February 18, 1869) was an American politician. He served as a member of the provisional C.S. Congress from Mississippi, 1861 to 1862, and U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1852 to 1853.

Early life and career

Born at Page Brooke, Clarke County, Virginia, he was the son of Humphrey Brooke and Sarah Walker Page. He attended the public schools in Richmond, Virginia and Georgetown, D.C. He graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1835, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1838 and commenced practice in Lexington, Mississippi. He was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1848 and was a member of the Mississippi Senate in 1850 and 1852.

Brooke was elected as a Whig to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry S. Foote and served from February 18, 1852, to March 3, 1853; he was not a candidate for reelection and resumed the practice of law. In 1857 he moved to Vicksburg and continued the practice of law; he was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1861 and became affiliated with the Democratic Party that year. He was elected a member of the Provisional Confederate Congress from Mississippi in 1861 and served one year; he was then appointed a member of the permanent military court of the Confederate States.

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