Boston, Jan. 5.- General Francia A. Walker, president of the Massachusetts ïnstitute of Technology and widely known as a politícal economist and literateur, was striken with apoplexy at hls home in this city early Tuesday morr.ing and died soon afterward. General Walker was one of th# leading political economists and statistitians in America, and was honored as such by the University of Erïinburgh, which conferred on him t'e degree of LLi. D. He is a native ot Boston and kis father was an able writer on political economy. At the outbreak of the war Walker enlisted and rose from the rank of sergeant to that of brevet brigadier general. Superintendent United State Census. After the war he became a teacher at Williston seminary and later was a member of the editorial staff of the Springfield Republican. He was superintendent of the United States census in 1870 and 1880, and also served as commissioner of Indian affairs. He was professor of political economy and history in the Sheffleld scientific school of Yale college from 1872 to 1881, when he left Yale to take hia position at the head of the Massachusetts ïnstitute of Technology, where he has since remained. General Walker was an advocate of International bimetallism, and his writSngs on the subject have commanded wide attention in this country and in Kurope. In addition to the position at Yale, he has filled positions at Harvard and Johns Hopkins universities, and lias been honored with degrees from Amherst, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, and St. Andrew's.