Details for Walter P. Acker (Atlas Number 5281012014)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5281012014

Data

Marker Number 12014
Atlas Number 5281012014
Marker Title Walter P. Acker
Index Entry Acker, Walter P.
Address
City Lampasas
County Lampasas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 576722
UTM Northing 3437696
Subject Codes law, lawyers; judges; state official; Civil War; military topics
Marker Year 1997
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Oak Hill Cemetery, Porter St & Ave E, Lampasas
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text Walter Acker joined the Confederate Army in Paulding, Mississippi at age 16. He arrived in Lampasas in 1875 as an attorney with his second wife, Elizabeth. He was elected district attorney in 1878. state representative in 1883, and mayor in 1901. In 1910 Acker moved to Harris County and served three terms in the State Legislature from that district. In 1930 he was honored as the last confederate veteran to serve in the Texas Legislature. He died at the Confederate Home in Austin