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Captain Benjamin Walker (1753 – January 13, 1818) was a United States Representative from New Yorkmarker.

He was born in Londonmarker, Englandmarker, where he attended the Blue-Coat School. After is immigration to the United Statesmarker, he settled in New York Citymarker. During the Revolutionary War, he was an aide-de-camp to General Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (reputed to be the male companion of the Baron during his aide-de-camp appointment) and subsequently as a member of the staff of General George Washington.

From March 21, 1791 until February 20, 1798, Walker served as a captain and naval officer of customs at the port of New York. Then he was moved to Fort Schuylermarker (now Utica), New York State, in 1797. He also worked as an agent of the great landed estate of the Earl of Bath.

Walker was elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress (March 4, 1801 - March 3, 1803). After his tenure, he declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1802.

Walker died in Utica, New York, on January 13, 1818. He was interred in the Old Village Burying Ground on Water Street and on June 17, 1875, in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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