William F. Walsh
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William F. Walsh
William Francis Walsh
William Francis Walsh.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd district

January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1979
Howard W. Robison
Gary A. Lee
48th Mayor of Syracuse

1961-1969
Donald H. Mead
Lee Alexander
Personal details
Born(1912-07-11)July 11, 1912
Syracuse, New York
DiedJanuary 8, 2011(2011-01-08) (aged 98)
Marcellus, New York
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Dorsey Walsh
ChildrenJames T. Walsh and 6 others
Alma materSt. Bonaventure University, University at Buffalo, St. Bonaventure College
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army Air Forces
Years of service1941–1946
RankCaptain
UnitUnited States Army Air Forces
Battles/warsWorld War II

William Francis Walsh (July 11, 1912 - January 8, 2011) was a Republican-Conservative member of the United States House of Representatives from New York State.[1][2]

Biography

Walsh was born in Syracuse, New York to Irish immigrant parents.[1][3] He graduated from St. Bonaventure's College, now St. Bonaventure University, in 1934.[1] He received a master's degree in social work from the University at Buffalo in 1949,[1] and an honorary doctorate in civil law from St. Bonaventure University in 1970.[1] He served in the United States Army Air Forces from 1941 to 1946,[1] first as a private, and later being honorably discharged as a captain.[1]

Walsh was Welfare Commissioner of Onondaga County in New York State in 1959.[1] He was elected mayor of Syracuse in 1961,[1] and served until 1969.[1] He became more nationally-known by serving as Vice President of the US Conference of Mayors.[2] He was a delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention.[1][2] He was elected to Congress in 1972,[1][2] and served from January 3, 1973 until January 3, 1979.[1][2]

Honors in memory

At St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, New York, the William F. Walsh Science Center was named in his honor in 2006 and dedicated in 2008.[4] The Center was built as a result of $10 million in federal monies[4] secured for its construction with the assistance of former United States Congress Member James T. Walsh,[1][4] William's son, who is also a Republican.[4]

Personal life

Walsh was married to Mary Dorsey Walsh,[2] and had seven children,[2] all of whom pursued careers in public service.[2] Walsh's children, Bill Walsh and Martha Hood Walsh are judges in Onondaga County,[2] and James T. Walsh served in Congress for twenty years.[2] His grandson Ben Walsh became Syracuse mayor in 2018.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Walsh, William Francis, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, Washington, DC: US Congress, Undated, Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j William F. Walsh, former Syracuse mayor and congressman, dies at 98, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Media Group, 8 January 2011, Weiner, M., Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  3. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~battle/reps/walsh.htm
  4. ^ a b c d Congressman James T. Walsh: Technology Archived 2015-01-24 at the Wayback Machine, St. Bonaventure University Friedsam Memorial Library archives, St. Bonaventure, NY, Spring 2009, Barthomay, R., Retrieved 19 January 2014.

External links

  • United States Congress. "William F. Walsh (id: W000107)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Political offices
Preceded by
Donald H. Mead
Mayor of Syracuse, NY
1961-1969
Succeeded by
Lee Alexander
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Howard W. Robison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

1973-1979
Succeeded by
Gary A. Lee
Honorary titles
Preceded by
William H. Avery
Oldest Living United States Representative
(Sitting or Former)

November 4, 2009 - January 8, 2011
Succeeded by
Perkins Bass

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