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Francis Eugene WALTER

(1894-1963)

WALTER, Francis Eugene, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., May 26, 1894; attended the public schools, preparatory school at Princeton, N.J., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., and George Washington University and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; during both World Wars served in the air service of the United States Navy; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Easton, Pa.; director of the Broad Street Trust Co., Philadelphia, Pa., and of the Easton National Bank, Easton, Pa.; solicitor of Northampton County, Pa., 1928-1933; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 31, 1963; chairman, Committee on Un-American Activities (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-eighth Congresses); co-sponsor of the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Bibliography

Dimmitt, Marius Albert, Sr. “The Enactment of the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952.” Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas, 1970.

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

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