William Stewart Walker

William Stewart Walker

Lieutenant Colonel + Politician + Major
Born Oct 6, 1914

William Stewart Walker, usually known as Stewart Walker, was a lieutenant colonel from Winnfield, Louisiana who, during World War II as a United States Army major, rescued 380 of his fellow soldiers from behind enemy lines in Belgium in December 1944. In 1964, he ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for Louisiana's 8th congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives, a position now defunct.… Read More

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1914 Birth Born on October 6, 1914.


1940 25 Years Old Walker graduated from Northwestern State University. On September 1, 1940, he married the former Mary Elizabeth Abel (November 29, 1911 – September 2, 1999), a music teacher in Winnfield and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Abel.
1944 29 Years Old Walker’s military exploits in December 1944 were related by the Associated Press war correspondent Kenneth L. Dixon, later of Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. … Read More


1945 30 Years Old Walker's subsequent activities were thereafter reported by the New Orleans Times Picayune under the headline “’Task Force Hogan’ Back from New Armored Raid Deep into Germany” on January 9, 1945. … Read More


1964 49 Years Old 1 More Event
He soon became active in the budding movement to establish a competitive Republican Party in Louisiana, having first been a candidate for the Louisiana State Senate in the general election held on March 3, 1964, the same contest in which Charlton Lyons, who also had Winn Parish ties, carried the Republican banner for governor. … Read More


1999 84 Years Old After more than three decades of retirement, Walker died at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria at the age of eighty-four. His services were held on February 9, 1999, at Edmond's Funeral Home Chapel in Winnfield. … Read More
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