Mapp, G. Walter (George Walter), 1873-1941

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Mapp, G. Walter (George Walter), 1873-1941. Political papers of George Walter Mapp, 1925-1928. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. Papers of Harry Flood Byrd [manuscript] 1911-65. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Drewry, Patrick Henry, 1875-1947. Papers of Patrick Henry Drewry [manuscript] ca. 1825, 1897-1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Letters, Washington D.C., to Emma Wilson Morris [manuscript] 1920 Jan. 29 & May 25. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wellford, Roberta. Papers regarding woman suffrage and equal rights in Virginia [manuscript] 1913-29. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hutchinson, Martin Ashton, 1892-1962. Papers of Martin Ashton Hutchinson [manuscript] 1923-62. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mapp, G. Walter (George Walter), 1873-1941. Papers, 1895-1935. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Shackelford, George Scott, 1856-1917. Papers of George Scott Shackelford and Virginius Randolph Shackelford [manuscript], 1914-1926. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf G. Walter Mapp Papers, 1895-1935. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Papers of Carter Glass [manuscript], 1858-1946, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. Editorial correspondence files, M and N, of the Virginian-Pilot [manuscript], 1918-1954. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Bland, Schuyler Otis, 1872-1950. person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966. person
associatedWith Cannon, James, 1864-1944. person
associatedWith Chandler, J. A. C. (Julian Alvin Carroll), 1872-1934. person
associatedWith Clark, Adèle, 1882-1983. person
associatedWith Coleman, George Preston. person
associatedWith Coleman, George Preston, 1870-1948 person
associatedWith Coleman, Mary Haldane. person
associatedWith Coleman, Mary Haldane. person
associatedWith Drewry, Patrick Henry, 1875-1947. person
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Martin Ashton, 1892-1962. person
associatedWith Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. person
associatedWith Martin, Thomas S. (Thomas Staples), 1847-1919. person
associatedWith Mason, Lucy Randolph, 1882-1959. person
associatedWith Moore, C. Lee person
associatedWith Moore, R. Walton (Robert Walton), 1859-1941. person
associatedWith Pollard, John Garland, 1871-1937. person
associatedWith Shackelford, George Scott, 1856-1917. person
associatedWith Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862-1939. person
associatedWith Trinkle, E. Lee (Elbert Lee), 1876-1939. person
associatedWith Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935. person
associatedWith Valentine, Lila Meade, 1865-1921. person
associatedWith Wellford, Roberta. person
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Virginia
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Prohibition--Virginia
Elections--1925
Governors--Election
Prohibition
Practice of law--History
Political Campaigns
Lawyers--Correspondence
Virginia--Politics and Government
Occupation
Lawyers--Virginia--Correspondence
Practice of law--Virginia--History
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Death 1941

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