Arthur Walsh

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Arthur Walsh

Arthur Walsh (born February 26, 1896 in Newark , New Jersey , †  December 13, 1947 in New York City ) was an American politician ( Democratic Party ) who represented the state of New Jersey in the US Senate .

As a child, Arthur Walsh attended public schools, but also received private tuition. After completing his training at the School of Commerce at New York University , he initially worked as a violinist and played on record productions by Thomas Alva Edison . He later held a leadership position in Edison's company. During World War I , Walsh served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps , from which he retired in 1919. He was then from 1929 to 1932 Lieutenant in the Navy Reserve and from 1941 to 1943 Colonel in the National Guard of New Jersey.

Walsh held his first public office from 1932 to 1933 as a member of the Workmen's Compensation Investigating Commission of New Jersey, a commission of inquiry into occupational safety. From 1934 to 1935 he served as director of the Federal Housing Administration for New Jersey; then he became deputy head of this agency in Washington , for which he worked until 1938. From 1941 to 1942 he sat on the highest education committee ( Board of Regents ) of his state; In 1943 he became director of the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce and later chief commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey .

Politically, Walsh operated for the first time in 1940, when he in the presidential election this year for the Democrats the Electoral College was a member, the President Franklin D. Roosevelt elected to his third term. After the death of US Senator William Warren Barbour on November 22, 1943, he was appointed his successor in Congress . Walsh served in Washington from November 26, 1943 to December 7, 1944. He did not run for the by-election, which Republican Howard Alexander Smith won. During his time in the Senate, he chaired the Naval Committee, among other things. As a result, Walsh worked again as a businessman. He died in New York in 1947 and was buried in East Hanover .

Web links

  • Arthur Walsh in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)