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Walter D. Leake
|3rd Governor of Mississippi|
January 7, 1822 –November 17, 1825
|Lieutenant|| David Dickson |
|Preceded by||George Poindexter|
|Succeeded by||Gerard Brandon|
| United States Senator |
December 10, 1817 –May 15, 1820
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||David Holmes|
|Born||May 20, 1762|
Albemarle County, Colony of Virginia, British America
|Died||November 6, 1825 63) (aged|
Hinds County, Mississippi, U.S.
Walter Daniel Leake (May 20, 1762 –November 6, 1825) served as a United States Senator from Mississippi (1817–1820) and as third Governor of Mississippi (1822–1825). He was the first Governor of Mississippi to die in office.
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| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi |
Served alongside: Thomas H. Williams
| Governor of Mississippi |