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William WALSH

(1828-1892)

WALSH, William, a Representative from Maryland; born near Tullamore, County Kings, Ireland, May 11, 1828; attended a local school; immigrated to the United States in 1842 and settled in Virginia; was graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Md.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Virginia in 1850 and commenced practice in Cumberland, Md., in 1852; member of the State constitutional convention in 1867; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Forty-fifth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of law; died in Cumberland, Md., May 17, 1892; interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

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

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