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Eliakim Persons Walton (February 17, 1812 - December 19, 1890) was a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Born in Montpelier, Vermont, Walton attended the common schools. Apprenticed to a printer. He studied law, but did not practice. He engaged in journalism and compiling. He was editor of "Walton's Vermont Register". Organizer and first president of the Editors and Publishers' Association, holding the office of president for more than twenty years. After the retirement of his father in 1853 was sole proprietor of the Watchman until 1868. He served in the State house of representatives in 1853.

Walton was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1863). He declined to be a candidate for reelection and returned to his editorial and literary labors. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1870. He served in the State senate in 1875 and 1877. Trustee of the University of Vermont and of the State agricultural college 1875-1887. He served as president of the Vermont Historical Society 1876-1890. He died in Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, December 19, 1890. He was interred in Green Mount Cemetery.



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