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David Ignatius Walsh (November 11, 1872 - June 11, 1947) was a United States politician from Massachusetts. He was a member of the Democratic Party. November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...


Walsh was born in Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He attended the public schools there; graduated from Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., in 1893 and from Boston University Law School in 1897; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Fitchburg, Mass., in 1897, later practicing in Boston. He was a member of the State house of representatives, 1900-1901; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts 1913 and Governor 1914-1915; and a delegate at large to the Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1917 and 1918. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1919, to March 3, 1925; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924; resumed the practice of law in Boston; elected to the United States Senate on November 2, 1926, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Cabot Lodge and took his seat December 6, 1926; reelected in 1928, 1934 and 1940 for the term ending January 3, 1947; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946. During his Senate service, he held the posts of chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor (Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses), and the Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-seventh and Seventy-ninth Congresses). He retired from political activities and resided in Clinton, Mass., until his death in Boston on June 11, 1947. He is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Clinton, Mass. Leominster is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... College of the Holy Cross [1] Holy Cross College (Indiana) [2] Holy Cross College (UK) [3] This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Governor of Massachusetts Part the Second, Chapter II, Section I, Article I of the Massachusetts Constitution reads, There shall be a supreme executive magistrate, who shall be styled, The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and whose title shall be -- His Excellency. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Henry Cabot Lodge (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924), was a Republican statesman and noted historian. ... December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Clinton is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Walsh was the first Irish-Catholic Governor of Massachusetts and also its first Irish-Catholic Senator. As Governor, he fought hard for a Women's suffrage Amendment to the Massachusetts constitution, but this effort failed. He also led the way toward establishing stricter film censorship in Massachusetts after large protests against D. W. Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation. In the Senate, he was an isolationist, opposing an American alliance with Great Britain up to the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The international movement for womens suffrage, led by suffragists (commonly called suffragettes), was a social, economic and political reform movement aimed at extending the suffrage (that is, the right to vote) to women, advocating equal suffrage (abolition of graded votes) rather than universal suffrage (abolition of discrimination due to... The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the fundamental governing document of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Censorship is the use of group power to control speech and other forms of human expression. ... David Llewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875–July 23, 1948) was an American film director (commonly known as D. W. Griffith) best known for his film The Birth of a Nation. ... The Birth of a Nation is a controversial, though highly influential and innovative silent film directed by D.W. Griffith, based on Thomas Dixons novels The Clansman (also a play) and The Leopards Spots. ... Isolationism is a diplomatic policy whereby a nation seeks to avoid alliances with other nations. ... The Imperial Japanese Navy made its attack on Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. ...


(Much of the preceding was adapted from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress). The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...




Preceded by:
Eugene N. Foss
Governor of Massachusetts
1914-1916
Succeeded by:
Samuel W. McCall

 
 

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