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James Clark Walkley (March 3, 1817 – October 4, 1890) was an American politician. Walkley, son of Deacon James and Lydia (Spencer) Walkley, was born in Haddam, Connecticut, on March 3, 1817. After graduating from Yale College in 1836, he taught in an academy on Long Island for two years, and then studied law for one year in Hartford with Governor Ellsworth, and for one year in the Harvard Law School. He settled in Hartford, and for four years was clerk of the County Court, and of the Superior Court; also for six years clerk of the Recorders Court. He was City Attorney for two years and City Auditor for ten years. In March 1852, he became President of the and held that office until 1876. His residence was in part in Hartford and in part in his native town, which he represented in the Conne

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  • James Clark Walkley (March 3, 1817 – October 4, 1890) was an American politician. Walkley, son of Deacon James and Lydia (Spencer) Walkley, was born in Haddam, Connecticut, on March 3, 1817. After graduating from Yale College in 1836, he taught in an academy on Long Island for two years, and then studied law for one year in Hartford with Governor Ellsworth, and for one year in the Harvard Law School. He settled in Hartford, and for four years was clerk of the County Court, and of the Superior Court; also for six years clerk of the Recorders Court. He was City Attorney for two years and City Auditor for ten years. In March 1852, he became President of the and held that office until 1876. His residence was in part in Hartford and in part in his native town, which he represented in the Conne
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  • James Clark Walkley (March 3, 1817 – October 4, 1890) was an American politician. Walkley, son of Deacon James and Lydia (Spencer) Walkley, was born in Haddam, Connecticut, on March 3, 1817. After graduating from Yale College in 1836, he taught in an academy on Long Island for two years, and then studied law for one year in Hartford with Governor Ellsworth, and for one year in the Harvard Law School. He settled in Hartford, and for four years was clerk of the County Court, and of the Superior Court; also for six years clerk of the Recorders Court. He was City Attorney for two years and City Auditor for ten years. In March 1852, he became President of the and held that office until 1876. His residence was in part in Hartford and in part in his native town, which he represented in the Connecticut Legislature in 1869. He was prominent in the organization of the Connecticut Valley Railroad starting in 1869 and was President of the Board of Directors until his resignation in 1877. His last years were spent on his paternal homestead in Haddam, where he died on October 4, 1890 at the age of 74. He married Martha Ann, daughter of Captain Jonathan Smith, of Agawam, Mass., and had one son, who died in infancy, and four daughters, who survived him. This article incorporates public domain material from the 1891 Yale Obituary Record.
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