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  Walker, Amasa
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NameAmasa Walker
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North Brookfield, Massachusetts , United States
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Born May 04, 1799
DiedOctober 29, 1875 (76 years)
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InfoWALKER, Amasa, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in East Woodstock, Conn., May 4, 1799; moved with his parents to North Brookfield, Mass.; attended the district school; in 1814 entered commercial life in North Brookfield; in 1825 moved to Boston, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1840; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1836; delegate to the first international peace conference at London in 1843 and at Paris in 1849; lecturer on political economy at Oberlin College, Ohio, 1842-1848; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1849; served in the State senate in 1850; secretary of state of Massachusetts in 1851 and 1852; member of the State constitutional convention in 1853; lecturer on political economy at Harvard University 1853-1860; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Goldsmith F. Bailey and served from December 1, 1862, to March 3, 1863; was not a candidate for election to the Thirty-eighth Congress; lecturer on political economy at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1859-1869; author of several books on political economy; died in North Brookfield, Mass., October 29, 1875; interment in Maple Street Cemetery.


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