Patrick J. Walsh (FDNY Commissioner)
Patrick J. Walsh (1873 – September 21, 1946) was appointed Acting Fire Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia on May 8, 1941, and was subsequently appointed the 14th Fire Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor LaGuardia two days later. He served in that position until the end of the LaGuardia Administration on December 31, 1945. He died on September 22, 1946 at the West Hill Sanitarium.
- "Walsh Takes Over As City Fire Head. New Commissioner Pledges His 'better-than-best' As Mayor Wishes Him Good Luck.". New York Times. May 11, 1941. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
With a pledge to do better than his best. Acting Chief Patrick Walsh took the oath of office as Commissioner of the Fire Department at City Hall yesterday. Mayor La Guardia, swearing in the new Commissioner, simply remarked:
- "P. J. Walsh Is Dead. Former Fire Chief. Successor to McElligott Served Also as Commissioner. 44 Years in Department Retained Both Posts Revolutionized Methods". New York Times. September 22, 194. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
Patrick J. Walsh, former fire chief and Commissioner, died yesterday at the West Hill Sanitarium, Fieldston Road and 252d Street, the Bronx, after an illness of six weeks. His age was 73. He resided at 99 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.Check date values in:
John J. McElligott
Frank J. Quayle
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