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Robert J. Walker Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

ROBERT J. WALKER
Born: July 19, 1801 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Died: November 11, 1869 in Washington, District of Columbia
Biography
Robert J. Walker (1801-1869) was a U.S. Senator from Mississippi from 1836 until he was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Polk in 1845. He was largely responsible for the creation of the Department of the Interior in 1849. In 1853, Walker declined the post of U.S. Minister to China offered by President Pierce. From 1857-1858, he was Territorial Governor of Kansas. During the Civil War, Walker served as U.S. financial agent in Europe (1863-1864).

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