Walpole G. Colerick

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Walpole G. Colerick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byAndrew H. Hamilton
Succeeded byRobert Lowry
Personal details
Walpole Gillespie Colerick

(1845-08-01)August 1, 1845
DiedJanuary 11, 1911(1911-01-11) (aged 65)
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeLindenwood Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Walpole Gillespie Colerick (August 1, 1845 – January 11, 1911) was an American lawyer and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1879 to 1883.


Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Colerick attended public schools and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Fort Wayne.

Colerick was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883) and was a Supreme Court commissioner from 1883 to 1885. He again engaged in the practice of law in Fort Wayne until his death there on January 11, 1911. He was interred in Lindenwood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Walpole G. Colerick (id: C000623)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by