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Francis A. Walker Colonel Commission

Identifier: MS-0958

  • Staff Only

This collection contains a colonel commission for Francis A. Walker in 1865, signed by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton.


  • 1865 April 20



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0.1 Linear Feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Amasa Walker (1840-1897) was born on July 2, 1840 in Boston, Massachusetts to Hannah Ambrose and Amasa Walker. He was a Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Loyal to the Union during the Civil War, he was brevetted Brigadier General for his participation in the Battle of Chancellorsville after being nominated for it by President Andrew Johnson in 1866. After the war, he was superintendent of the U.S. Census in 1870, was one of the first presidents of MIT and was president of the American Statistical Association (ASA). He was the first president of the American Economic Association (AEA) in 1882, which was known as the Walker Award - given to leading economists for lifetime achievements. He was also a professor for economics at Yale and Chief of the Bureau of Statistics from 1869 to 1870. He died January 5, 1897 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA