Patrick Walsh (Southern U.S. politician)
|United States Senator
April 2, 1894 – March 3, 1895
|Preceded by||Alfred H. Colquitt|
|Succeeded by||Augustus O. Bacon|
|Member of the Georgia General Assembly|
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, to fight for the Confederacy. He 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. After the war, he was elected as State Representative in the Georgia General Assembly, serving as a Democrat, from 1872 until 1876. In 1884, he was elected as delegate-at-large to the Democratic National Convention. He also served as a member of the World's Columbian Fair Commission. In 1894, the Governor of Georgia appointed Walsh to fill an unexpired term in the United States Senate. He served as a Democratic senator, 2 April 1894 until 3 March 1895.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
|United States Senate|
Alfred H. Colquitt
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
Served alongside: John B. Gordon
Augustus O. Bacon
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