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William F. Walsh

Born July 11, 1912 (1912-07-11) (age 97)

William Francis Walsh (born July 11, 1912) was a Republican-Conservative member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Walsh was born in Syracuse, New York. He graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1934 and received a master's degree from the University of Buffalo in 1949. He served in the United States Army from 1941 until 1946. He was assistant trial counsel in the Nuremberg Trials.[1]

He was elected mayor of Syracuse in 1961 and served until 1969. He was a delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention. He was elected to Congress in 1972 and served from January 3, 1973 until January 3, 1979.

He is the father of former Congressman James T. Walsh, also a Republican. Following the November 4, 2009 death of former Kansas Congressman (and Governor of Kansas) William H. Avery, Walsh became the oldest living former United States Representative.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Howard W. Robison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Gary A. Lee
Honorary titles
Preceded by
William H. Avery
Oldest Surviving Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
November 4, 2009–present


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