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John Richard WALSH

(1913-1975)

WALSH, John Richard, a Representative from Indiana; born in Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind., May 22, 1913; attended the public schools; was graduated from Indiana University Law School in 1934; was admitted to the bar July 27, 1934, and engaged in the practice of law in Martinsville, Ind., until 1941; Morgan County attorney in 1935 and 1936; deputy attorney general of Indiana in 1941; served in the United States Army with the Thirty-fifth Infantry Division from May 18, 1942, until discharged as a technical sergeant June 15, 1943; in 1943 continued the practice of law in Anderson, Ind.; chief deputy prosecuting attorney of Madison County, Ind., in 1945 and 1946; probate commissioner for Madison County Circuit Court in 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 and for election in 1954 to the Eighty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Anderson and continued in practice until his death; member of board of directors and secretary-treasurer, State Security Life Insurance Co., Anderson, Ind., 1953-1958; secretary of state of Indiana from December 1, 1958, to November 30, 1960; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1960; county attorney of Madison County, 1964-1965; was a resident of Anderson, Ind., until his death there on January 23, 1975; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Martinsville, Ind.

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

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