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William Bell Walton
WALTON, WILLIAM BELL: Born in Altoona, Blair County, Pa., January 23, 1871; attended the public schools and the South Jersey Institute, Bridgeton, N. J.; moved to New Mexico in 1891; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1893, and commenced practice at 37 Deming, N. Mex.; member of the State house of representatives in 1901 and 1902; clerk of Grant County 1903‑06; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Denver in 1908; chairman of the State Democratic central committee in 1910; member of the State constitutional convention in 1911; served in the State senate 1912‑16;. elected as a Democrat to the Sixty‑fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); did not seek a re-nomination, having become a candidate for Senator; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1918; resumed the practice of his profession; elected district attorney of the sixth judicial district, November 2, 1926. Died at Silver City, Grant County, N. Mex., April 14, 1939.
New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
History Files, Box Serial # 9269
New Mexico, Land of Enchantment Presented by Mr. Hatch. 77th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document 91, July 24, 1941. Washington, D.C., 1941.