Clifford Walker

Clifford Walker
Clifford Walker
Clifford Walker
64th Governor of Georgia
In office
Preceded by Thomas W. Hardwick
Succeeded by Lamartine Griffin Hardman
Personal details
Born July 4, 1877(1877-07-04)
Monroe, Georgia
Died November 9, 1954(1954-11-09) (aged 77)
Monroe, Georgia
Resting place Old Baptist Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rosa Mathewson
Religion Baptist

Clifford Mitchell Walker (July 4, 1877 – November 9, 1954) was an American attorney and politician from the Southern state of Georgia.

Walker served consecutive two-year terms as the 64th Governor of Georgia from 1923 to 1927. His additional political service included the office of Mayor of Monroe, Georgia.

Before his gubernatorial terms, Walker served as the state attorney general from 1915 to 1920. He also was a co-founder of the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. Walker made the first appointment of a poet laureate of the U.S. state of Georgia, that being Frank Lebby Stanton in 1925.

He was born in Monroe in 1877. Walker died at his home in Monroe in 1954 and was buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery in that same city.


Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas W. Hardwick
Governor of Georgia
Succeeded by
Lamartine Griffin Hardman