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Walker, Orange

House 1859-60 (District 1)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Washington

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/??/1801 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Saint Albans, Vermont
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 8/17/1887
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Marine
Occupation (when first elected): Merchant/Marine Lumber Company/Former Tanner, Currier, and Farmer

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Postmaster: Marine Mills, Minnesota; 04/25/1848 to 1868 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists 1803 as his birth year; Minnesota in Three Centuries, 1908 lists 1801.

He moved to Jacksonville, Illinois in 1834. He moved to Marine, Minnesota in 1839.

He died in Minnesota.

"Orange Walker, one of the original settlers, was without doubt Marine's most prominent citizen during its first fifty years. He was the only one of the partners who remained in the lumber company t the very end. In 1845 Walker became manager of the Marine Lumber Company at a salary of three hundred dollars a year." (Marine on St. Croix: From Lumber Village to Summer Haven: 1833-1968 by James Taylor Dunn, Marine Historical Society, 1968)

"A post office was established at Marine Mills, the fourth in the St. Croix Valley. Orange Walker was named the first postmaster, a position he continued to hold for twenty years, with one twelve-month period out as a member of the second Minnesota state legislature. His compensation for nineteen years of service totaled $917.57." (Marine on St. Croix: From Lumber Village to Summer Haven: 1833-1968 by James Taylor Dunn, Marine Historical Society, 1968)

Total Days Served: 398

SESSIONS SERVED

2nd Legislative Session (1859-1860)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 01
Elected: 10/11/1859
Residence: Marine
Term of Office: 12/7/1859 to 1/7/1861
Counties Represented: Washington
Occupation: Merchant/Marine Lumber Company/Former Tanner, Currier, and Farmer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Elections
  • University and University Lands (Chair)
  • Ways and Means
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