- Daniel Walker Howe
Walker, James (16 August 1794–23 December 1874), religious philosopher and university president, was born in Woburn, Massachusetts (in an area that later became part of Burlington), the son of John Walker and Lucy Johnson, farmers. John Walker was commissioned a major general in the army during the Quasi-War with France. The young James Walker prepared for college at Groton and took his degree from Harvard College in 1814. He taught at Phillips Exeter Academy for a year and then became a member of the first class to be graduated from the new Harvard Divinity School in 1817....