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Arthur WALSH

(1896-1947)
Senate Years of Service:
1943-1944
Party:
Democrat

WALSH, Arthur, a Senator from New Jersey; born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., February 26, 1896; educated in the public schools, by private tutor, and at the New York University School of Commerce at New York City; began his career as a recording violinist for Thomas A. Edison in 1915 and later held executive positions with the Edison Enterprises; during the First World War served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps 1917-1919; lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve 1929-1932; colonel in the New Jersey National Guard 1941-1943; member of the New Jersey Workmen’s Compensation Investigating Commission 1932-1933; New Jersey director of the Federal Housing Administration 1934-1935, and as deputy and later as assistant administrator at Washington, D.C., 1935-1938; presidential elector in 1940 on the Democratic ticket; member of the New Jersey State Board of Regents in 1941 and 1942; member of the board of directors of the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce in 1943; commissioner of the Port of New York Authority in 1943; appointed on November 26, 1943, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of W. Warren Barbour and served from November 26, 1943, to December 7, 1944, when a duly elected successor qualified; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy in 1944; chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventy-eighth Congress); resumed his former business pursuits; died in New York City, N.Y., December 13, 1947; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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