Arthur Walsh (senator)

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Arthur Walsh
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
November 26, 1943 – December 7, 1944
Preceded by William W. Barbour
Succeeded by Howard A. Smith
Personal details
Born (1896-02-26)February 26, 1896
Newark, New Jersey
Died December 13, 1947(1947-12-13) (aged 51)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic

Arthur Walsh (February 26, 1896 – December 13, 1947) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey from 1943 until 1944.


Born in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey; educated in the public schools, by private tutor, and at the New York University School of Commerce at New York City; began his career as a recording violinist for Thomas Edison in 1915 and later held executive positions with the Edison Enterprises; during the First World War served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps 1917-1919; lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve 1929-1932; colonel in the New Jersey National Guard 1941-1943; member of the New Jersey Workmen's Compensation Investigating Commission 1932-1933; New Jersey director of the Federal Housing Administration 1934-1935, and as deputy and later as assistant administrator at Washington, D.C. from 1935 to 1938; presidential elector in 1940 on the Democratic ticket; member of the New Jersey State Board of Regents in 1941 and 1942; member of the board of directors of the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce in 1943; commissioner of the Port of New York Authority in 1943; appointed on November 26, 1943, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Warren Barbour and served from November 26, 1943, to December 7, 1944, when a duly elected successor qualified; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy in 1944; chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventy-eighth United States Congress); resumed his former business pursuits; died in New York City, New York;. He was interred in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

United States Senate
Preceded by
W. Warren Barbour
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
Served alongside: Albert W. Hawkes
Succeeded by
Howard A. Smith