1815 – Isaac Pigeon Walker Born

On this date was born near Wheeling, Virgina(now West Virginia). Walker moved to Wisconsin Territory in 1841, settled in Milwaukee, and practiced law. He was a member of the Wisconsin Territorial legislature from 1847 to 1848. Upon the admission of Wisconsin as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and reelected in 1849. He served from June 8, 1848 to March 3, 1855. He served on a variety of committees during his Sentatorial career, including the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expense, the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, the Committee on Agriculture, and the Committee on Indian Affairs. Walker was also as a Democrat in 1862. He returned to Milwaukee and resumed the practice of law. He died in Milwaukee on March 29, 1872 and is buried at Forest Home Cemetery. [Source: ]