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Walter Loomis Sessions (October 4, 1820 - May 27, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Brandon, Vermont, Sessions, as a child, was brought to Chautauqua County, New York. He attended the common schools of the county and Westfield (New York) Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced the practice of his profession in Panama, New York. He engaged in teaching. He served as commissioner of schools for several years. He served as member of the State assembly in 1853 and 1854. He served in the State senate in 1860, 1861, 1866, and 1867. Supervisor of the town of Harmony, New York from 1870 to 1872.

Sessions was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law.

Sessions was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886 and for the nomination in 1890. He engaged in the practice of his profession in Jamestown and Panama, New York. He was appointed commissioner of the State of New York to the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Illinois, in 1893. He died in Panama, New York, on May 27, 1896. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Porter Sheldon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

1871–1873
Succeeded by
Lyman K. Bass
Preceded by
Elbridge G. Spaulding
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 32nd congressional district

1873–1875
Succeeded by
Lyman K. Bass
Preceded by
Lorenzo Burrows
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th congressional district

1885–1887
Succeeded by
William G. Laidlaw

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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