Walter Acker, Sr.

Walter P. Acker

Full Name: Walter P. Acker, Sr.
Date of birth: September 2, 1844
Date of death: February 16, 1933

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19-3 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 19-3 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 19-3 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 76 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Lampasas / Lampasas   Burnet, Lampasas

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 56th Alabama Mounted Infantry Regiment; Jr. 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 10th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment; and Private, Company F, 16th Mississippi Infantry. "Died before 1910 [sic] (dropped middle name postwar) . . . Postwar lawyer, Paulding, Miss., 1868-75; Lampasas, Texas, 1875-93 . . . state legislator, 1884-?." Walter Peter Acker, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865.
    Walter Acker, Sr., birth date 9/2/1844, retired judge, counselor at law. Pension File No. 39400, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company F, 16th Mississippi Infantry. Military grave marker, Walter P. Acker. Walter P. Acker (1844-1933), burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. Includes portraits, historical marker photo, obituary. Find a Grave.
  • Walter P. Acker, "Last Confederate veteran to serve in the Texas Legislature." Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, Judge Walter Acker, "Last Confederate Vet to Hold State Office Dies," 2/17/1933, p. 1, and "Judge Walter Acker," funeral services, 2/18/1933, p. 10. Austin American.
  • Walter Acker, birth date 9/2/1844 in Monroe County, Mississippi, death date 2/16/1933 in Austin, Travis County, retired Confederate veteran. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Obituary, "Captain Walter Acker to Be Buried Here Saturday," The Lampasas Daily Leader, 2/17/1933, p. 1, and "Funeral Services Held Saturday for Capt. Walter Acker," The Lampasas Daily Leader, 2/18/1933, p. 1, crediting Lampasas Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). February 17, 1933 February 18, 1933
  • Historical marker, Walter P. Acker, Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. "In 1930 he was honored as the last confederate veteran to serve in the Texas Legislature." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Memorial, October 1933, pp. 112-113. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.


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Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Conservation and Reclamation  
Federal Relations  
40th R.S. - 1927
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
39th R.S. - 1925
Constitutional Amendments  
Federal Relations  
Painting Ownership, Investigate (Chair) 
Rules (Vice Chair) 
18th R.S. - 1883
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Fence Cutting  
Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  

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