Walker, Charles I. (Charles Irish), 1814-1895

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Charles Irish Walker was born April 25, 1814 in New York (State). Educated in common school, he started life as a teacher, clerk, and merchant. He moved to Grand Rapids (Mich.) to buy land in 1836. In 1837 he became editor of the Grand River Times (newspaper). In Vermont, Walker studied law and was admitted to the Vermont bar in 1842. He practiced law there until 1851 when he settled in Detroit (Mich.). After nearly a year as a Circuit Court Judge, Walker resigned to serve as professor of the law school in Ann Arbor (University of Michigan), 1859-1874. He was interested in and wrote ably about the history of the Old Northwest Territory. He served as president of the (Michigan) State Pioneer and Historical Society. Walker died on Feb. 11, 1895 at Detroit. (For further information see Michigan Biographies, v. 2, p.397.).

From the description of Autograph Albums, 1766,1883. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 41953607

Professor of law at the University of Michigan.

From the description of Charles Irish Walker papers, 1817-1887 (scattered dates). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421844

From the guide to the Charles I. Walker Collection, 1817-1887, 1817-1825, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

Detroit lawyer, professor of law, University of Michigan, president of State Pioneer and Historical Society of Michigan and local historian.

Born in Butternuts, N.Y., Apr. 25, 1814; was teacher, 1830; later clerk & merchant; moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., 1836, as agent for land buyers; editor of Grand River Times, 1837; studied law and was admitted to Vermont bar, 1842; practiced in Detroit, 1851; circuit Judge, 1851-5; professor at Law School. Ann Arbor, 1859-74; president of State Pioneer & Hist. Society; Democrat; died in Detroit, Feb. 11, 1895. (from Mich. Biogr. - Wayne Co. Chrongr. p. 163 ; Farmer, Detroit, v. 2, p. 127, with port.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Charles I. Walker papers, 1802-1872. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 663449004

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referencedIn Vestal, Meade. Meade Vestal student notebooks, 1887-1889. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Hayes, William Mordecai, 1840-1915. William Mordecai Hayes papers, 1862-1864. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Burke, Daniel Robert, 1867-1933. Daniel Robert Burke student notebooks, 1888. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Paine, De Forest. De Forest Paine student notebook, 1871. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Thomas, Charles S. (Charles Spalding), 1849-1934. Charles Spalding Thomas student notebook, 1870-1871. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Young, Robert. Robert Young student notebooks, 1881-1883. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fisher, James Samuel, 1826-1913. James S. Fisher papers, 1850-1863 [microform] University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Hovey, Howard. Howard Hovey student notebook, 1879-1880 and 1882-1883. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Walker, Charles I. (Charles Irish), 1814-1895,. Charles Irish Walker papers, 1817-1887 (scattered dates). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Kernan, William Hubbard, d. 1905. William Hubbard Kernan student notebook, 1866-1867. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan Faculty and Staff Portraits, ca. 1860-ca. 1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Balch, Walter Omar, 1843-1876. Walter Omar Balch papers, 1864-1866. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Law School (University of Michigan) law lectures, 1881-1919 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Walker, Charles I. (Charles Irish), 1814-1895. Charles I. Walker papers, 1802-1872. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Ewell, Marshall Davis, 1844-1928. Marshall Davis Ewell student notebooks, 1866-1868. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Smith, Clement McDonald, 1844-1923. Clement McDonald Smith papers, 1860-1922. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Johnson, Francis Marion. Francis Marion Johnson student notebooks, 1862-1864. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Bryson, James, d. 1887. James Bryson notebook, 1867-1868. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Hume, Harrison. Law student's notebook at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1867. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Weadock, Thomas Addis Emmet, 1850-. Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock papers, 1873-1924 (scattered dates). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Kilpatrick, William Marvin, d. 1919. William Marvin Kilpatric student notebooks, 1864-1866. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fisher, James Samuel, 1826-1913. James S. Fisher papers, 1850-1863. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn McGraw, Alexander Cooey, 1809-1893. Alexander C. McGraw papers, 1842-1893. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Cartwright, James Henry, 1842-1924. James Henry Cartwright student notebook, 1866. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Charles I. Walker Collection, 1817-1887, 1817-1825 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Ames, Herbert Thomas, 1844-1936. Herbert Thomas Ames student notebook, 1868-1869. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Smith, Henry Daniel. Henry Daniel Smith student notebook, 1863. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Weadock, Thomas Addis Emmet, 1850-1938. Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock student notebook, 1873. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Swartz, Hiram Buel. Hiram Buel Swartz student notebooks, 1868-1871. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fisher, James Samuel, 1826-1913. James S. Fisher papers, 1850-1863. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Taggart family. Taggart family papers, 1860-1960. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Young, John Nelles, 1844-1921. John Nelles Young student notebooks, 1867-1869. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Pilchard, Leonidas T. Class notes, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, 1881-1883. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Walker, Charles I. (Charles Irish), 1814-1895. Autograph Albums, 1766,1883. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Royse, Isaac H. C. (Isaac Henry Clay), d. 1909. Isaac H.C. Royse student notebooks, 1866-1868. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Kimball, Elbert E. Elbert E. Kimball student notes, 1867-1868. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Hayes, William Mordecai, 1840-1915. person
associatedWith Hovey, Howard. person
associatedWith Hume, Harrison. person
associatedWith Johnson, Francis Marion. person
associatedWith Kernan, William Hubbard, d. 1905. person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, William Marvin, d. 1919. person
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associatedWith Smith, Clement McDonald, 1844-1923. person
associatedWith Smith, Henry Daniel. person
associatedWith Swartz, Hiram Buel. person
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associatedWith Thomas, Charles S. (Charles Spalding), 1849-1934. person
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associatedWith Weadock, Thomas Addis Emmet, 1850-1938. person
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associatedWith Woodward, Augustus B. (Augustus Brevoort), d. 1827. person
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Michigan--Wayne County
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Birth 1814

Death 1895

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