WALKER, John Williams (1783-1823)
Bio: WALKER, John Williams, (father of Percy Walker and great-great-grandfather of Richard Walker Bolling), a Senator from Alabama; born in Amelia County, Va., August 12, 1783; attended a private school; graduated from The College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1806; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Huntsville, Ala.; member, Territorial house of representatives 1817, and served as speaker; president of the State constitutional convention in 1819; upon the admission of Alabama as a State into the Union was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from December 14, 1819, to December 12, 1822, when he resigned; died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., April 23, 1823; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.
WARNER, Willard (1826-1906)
Bio: WARNER, Willard, a Senator from Alabama; born in Granville, Licking County, Ohio, on September 4, 1826; attended a country school near Roseville, Muskingum County, Ohio; graduated from Marietta College, Ohio, in 1845; engaged in mercantile pursuits at Cincinnati in 1852 and later became manager of the Newark (Ohio) Machine Works; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; brevetted brigadier general and major general in 1865; served two years in the Ohio senate; moved to Prattville, Autauga County, Ala., in 1867 and engaged in cotton planting; member, State house of representatives 1868; held several local offices; upon the readmission of the State of Alabama to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from July 13, 1868, to March 3, 1871; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; collector of customs of the port of Mobile, Ala., 1871-1872; declined the appointment as Governor of New Mexico in 1872 and also that of Minister to Argentina; moved to Tecumseh, Ala., in 1873 and organized the Tecumseh Iron Co., of which he served as general manager; in 1890 moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., where he engaged in banking and was a director in several corporations; member, Tennessee house of representatives 1897-1898; died in Chattanooga, Tenn., November 23, 1906; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Ohio.
WHITE, Francis Shelley (Frank) (1847-1922)
Bio: WHITE, Francis Shelley (Frank), a Senator from Alabama; born in Prairie, Noxubee County, Miss., March 13, 1847; attended the common schools and was tutored at home; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as a private; after the close of the war engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1868; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in West Point, Miss.; member, State house of representatives 1875, 1882-1883; moved to Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., in 1886 and continued the practice of law; elected on May 11, 1914, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph F. Johnston and served from May 11, 1914, to March 3, 1915; was not a candidate for renomination; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Fifty-third Congress); resumed the practice of his profession until his death in Birmingham, Ala., August 1, 1922; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.