Mapp, G. Walter (George Walter), 1873-1941Variant names
From the description of Political papers of George Walter Mapp, 1925-1928. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32135315
George Walter Mapp was born 25 May 1873. He taught school after graduating from the College of William and Mary. He graduated from Centre College in Kentucky with a law degree. He practiced law on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and served in the Virginia State Senate. Mapp was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress and for governor. He served as the chairman of the State Commission of Fisheries. He was a leader in the temperance movement. Mapp served on the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary and died in 1941.
From the description of Papers, 1895-1935. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 23676544
George Walter Mapp was born on 25 May 1873 to parents, Dr. John E. Mapp and Margaret Benson (LeCato) Mapp. In 1891, he received a degree of licentiate from the College of William and Mary. This qualified him to teach at the college while studying for a bachelor of arts degree. Upon graduation, he taught at Hagsett Military Academy in Danville, Kentucky. While at Hagsett, he attended classes at Centre College, Kentucky, graduating with a law degree in 1897.
Following graduation Mapp practiced law on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He entered into several partnerships, the first alongside his cousin Otho F. Mears. Upon its dissolution, he formed a partnership with his brother J. Brooks Mapp, which included an associate, Mr. Herbert Barnes.
Mapp served in the Virginia State Senate from 1911 to 1923 representing the thirty- seventh district, which encompassed Accomac, Northampton, and Princess Anne counties. As a Democratic politician, he was a leader in the temperance movement and fought for women's suffrage. Mapp ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1918 and for governor in 1925 and 1929.
In his later years, he served as the chairman of the State Commission of Fisheries and on the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary.
G. Walter Mapp married Miss Georgia Richardson Quinby on 10 November 1900. She died within a year. On 9 November 1910, he remarried Miss Mildred Townsend Aydelotte. The couple had two children. Mapp died in 1941.
From the guide to the G. Walter Mapp Papers, 1895-1935., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)
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