Walker, James (1), Dd
Walker, James (1), D.D.
the venerable primus of the Scottish Church, bishop of Edinburgh, and Pantonian professor of divinity. No record remains of his birth or early life. He took a regular Scottish college course, graduated at the University of Cambridge, and in 1793, returning to his native country, devoted himself to literature as sub-editor of the third edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. In 1830 he was elected bishop of Edinburgh; also president, or primus, of the ministerial body to which he belonged. He died in 1841. Bishop Walker was highly instructive, amiable, and revered by all who knew him. See Christian Remembrancer, 1841, p. 319.