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Timothy Walker's reputation today is slower to recover the same national stature he achieved while living. He was close to the founding generation, yet believed in law reform and codification to see an end of slavery and stave off chaos from the crowd and popular democracy. For a time, he was a "man of his age" in Cincinnati, where in word and deed he projected the civic republicanism of the founders into a future for the new democrats. There is no public memorial for Walker, though the obelisk monument rises in Spring Grove Cemetery and his bust is displayed prominently in the Cincinnati History Museum, where one can hear his voice in a simulated conversation with his contemporaries about early Cincinnati. For us all, he left behind his antebellum ideas on law reform and codification, his example as a new western leader, his published lectures and orations, his famous book and writings, and the first law school in Ohio.

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