Patrick Walsh (Southern U.S. politician)
|United States Senator
April 2, 1894 – March 4, 1895
|Preceded by||Alfred H. Colquitt|
|Succeeded by||Augustus O. Bacon|
January 1, 1840|
Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland
|Died||March 19, 1899
Patrick Walsh (January 1, 1840 – March 19, 1899) was an American politician and journalist.
Walsh was born in Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland. With his parents he emigrated in 1852 to Charleston, South Carolina, where he was apprenticed to a printer. While working at this trade he attended night school and eventually entered Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) in Washington, D.C., in 1859, where he remained until the American Civil War.
In 1861, Walsh returned to Charleston and joined the state militia as a lieutenant of the Meagher Guards of the First Regiment, Carolina Rifle Militia. In 1862 he moved to Augusta, Georgia where he was an editor at the Augusta Chronicle and other papers. He was a representative in the Georgia General Assembly, 1872–76; delegate-at-large to the Democratic National Convention, 1884, and a member of the World's Columbian Fair Commission. To fill an unexpired term he was appointed by the governor, as a Democrat, a United State senator from Georgia, 2 April 1894 until 3 March 1895.
Walsh later served as the mayor of Augusta from 1897 until 1899 and died in that city on March 19, 1899. He was buried in City Cemetery.
- Patrick Walsh (Southern U.S. politician) at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
|United States Senate|
Alfred H. Colquitt
|United States Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
Served alongside: John B. Gordon
Augustus O. Bacon
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