Aquila Walsh

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Aquila Walsh
Aquila Walsh.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Norfolk North
In office
Succeeded by John M. Charlton
Personal details
Born (1823-05-15)May 15, 1823
Charlotteville Township, Upper Canada
Died March 6, 1885(1885-03-06) (aged 61)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Political party Conservative
Relations Francis Leigh Walsh, father
Thomas Welch, grandfather
Children William L. Walsh

Aquila Walsh (15 May 1823 – 6 March 1885) was a Canadian civil engineer, politician, and civil servant.

Walsh was born in Charlotteville Township in 1823, the son of Francis Leigh Walsh and grandson of Thomas Welch. He represented Norfolk in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1861 until 1867. In 1867, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the Ontario riding of Norfolk North. A Conservative, he was defeated in 1872 and 1878. He was reeve of Simcoe from 1857 to 1859 and mayor in 1882. In 1882, he was appointed commissioner of crown lands for Manitoba. He died in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1885.

His son William L. Walsh served as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 1931 to 1936.