Walter I. McCoy

Walter Irving McCoy ( born December 8, 1859 in Troy, New York, † July 17, 1933 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1911 and 1914 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives; then he became a federal judge.


Walter McCoy attended the common schools and the Troy Academy. He then attended the Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and Princeton College. Subsequently, he studied until 1882 at Harvard University. After a subsequent law studies at this University and his 1886 was admitted to the bar he began to work in New York City in his profession. Between 1893 and 1910 he served as a trustee for the South Orange community. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1904 and 1908 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. He also acted in Essex County as deputy party chairman.

In the congressional elections of 1910, McCoy was in the eighth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William H. Wiley on March 4, 1911. After a re-election, he could remain until his resignation on October 3, 1914 in Congress. Since 1913 he represented as a successor of Eugene F. Kinkead the ninth district of his state. During his time in Congress, the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

McCoy's resignation came after he had been appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to the judge at the Federal District Supreme Court, where he became the successor of job Barnard. Since 1918 until retirement on December 8, 1929, he presided at this court. By 1932, Walter McCoy continued to live in the capital; then he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he died on 17 July 1933.