R. Jay Walsh
|Robert Jay Walsh|
|39th Secretary of the State of Connecticut|
|Preceded by||Leverett M. Hubbard|
|Succeeded by||John J. Phelan|
|Member of the Connecticut Senate
from the 12th District
|Preceded by||Edwin L. Scofield|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin P. Mead|
August 1, 1854|
Lewisboro, New York
|Died||December 7, 1916
|Resting place||Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Connecticut|
|Spouse(s)||Annie A. Merritt (daughter of Matthew F. Merritt, m. October 7, 1879)|
|Children||Lucy, Edith, Roberta|
|Residence||Deerfield Drive, Greenwich, Connecticut|
|Alma mater||High Ridge Institute|
Robert Jay Walsh (August 1, 1854 – December 7, 1916) was Secretary of the State of Connecticut from 1889 to 1893, and a member of the Connecticut Senate representing the 12th District from 1885 to 1888. He also served as President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate.
He was born August 1, 1854, in Lewisboro, New York, the son of James F. and Annie E. Walsh. At the age of ten, he moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut where he attended High Ridge Institute. At the age of fourteen he became an apprentice in a blacksmith shop. After his apprenticeship, he became a teacher. He enrolled in the Normal School at New Britain.
He campaigned for Garfield in 1880. In the same year, he began his service on the Connecticut Republican Central Committee.
In 1882, he was appointed corporation counsel of the town and borough of Greenwich.
He was appointed judge of the Criminal Branch of the Court of Common Pleas,but resigned in 1900 to continue his law practice, business and political pursuits.
He was an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention from Connecticut in 1900.
He died at his home in Greenwich in December 7, 1916.
- President, Greenwich Trust Company
- President, Greenwich Water Company
- President, Putnam Cemetery Association
- President, Abendroth Bros. Foundry of Port Chester, N. Y.
- President, Port Chester Water Works
- Director, New York & Stamford St. R. R
- Trustee, Y. M. C. A.
- Trustee, Greenwich Library Association
- Charter member, Fairfield County Golf Club (later the Greenwich Country Club)
- Member, Blind Brook Club
- Member, Indian Harbor Yacht Club
- Member, Republican Club of New York
- Member, Acacia Lodge, F. & A. M. of Greenwich
- Member, Empire Lodge, I. O. O. F. of Greenwich
Leverett M. Hubbard
|Secretary of the State of Connecticut
John J. Phelan
Edwin L. Scofield
|Member of the
from the 12th District
Benjamin P. Mead