Arthur Walsh (senator)

Arthur Walsh ( born February 26, 1896 in Newark, New Jersey, † December 13, 1947 in New York City ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

As a child, Arthur Walsh attended the public schools, but also received private lessons. After he had completed his training at the School of Commerce of New York University, he was professionally initially worked as a violinist and played in record productions of Thomas Alva Edison. Later he took in Edison's company a leading position. During the First World War, Walsh served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, from which he retired in 1919. After that, he was 1929-1932 Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve and 1941-1943 Colonel in the National Guard of New Jersey.

His first public office practiced Walsh from 1932 to 1933 as a member of the Workmen's Compensation Investigating Commission of New Jersey, a commission of inquiry to occupational safety. From 1934 to 1935 he served as director of the Federal Housing Administration for New Jersey; then he became deputy director in Washington that authority, for which he worked until 1938. From 1941 to 1942 he sat on the top Board of Education ( Board of Regents ) of his state; In 1943 he became director of the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce and later chief magistrate ( Commissioner) of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Politically, Walsh operated for the first time in 1940 when he served in the presidential election this year for the Democrats to the Electoral College, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, elected to his third term. After the death of U.S. Senator William Warren Barbour on 22 November 1943, he was appointed to succeed him in Congress. Walsh took his seat in Washington November 26, 1943 to December 7, 1944 true. At the election, won by the Republican Howard Alexander Smith, he did not present himself. During his time in the Senate he was among other things the Marine Committee. As a result, Walsh was active again as a businessman. He died in 1947 in New York and was buried in East Hanover.