Walsh, Thomas James, 1859-1933

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Dates:
Birth 1859-06-12
Death 1933-03-02

Biographical notes:

After a long career with the San Francisco Police Dept., Thomas P. Walsh was named Chief of Police, but only served "a day or so" before his death on May 1, 1933. Walsh was assigned to Mayor James Rolph's office in City Hall, and later served under Rolph at the Governor's Office in the State Building in San Francisco.

From the description of Thomas P. Walsh diaries, 1892-1933 (bulk 1923-1933). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 48928816

U.S. senators from Montana: Thomas James Walsh (1913-1933) and John Edward Erickson (1933-1934), who served the remainder of Walsh's last term.

From the description of Thomas James Walsh and John Edward Erickson papers, 1910-1934. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980243

Biographical Note

Thomas J. Walsh

  • 1859, June 12: Born, Two Rivers, Wis.
  • 1884: Law degree, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. Admitted to the bar and commenced law practice, Redfield, S.D.
  • 1889: Married Eleanor C. McClements (died 1917)
  • 1890: Moved to Helena, Mont., and continued the practice of law
  • 1906: Unsuccessful candidate for election to Congress
  • 1908: Delegate to Democratic national convention
  • 1910: Unsuccessful candidate for election to Congress
  • 1912: Delegate to Democratic national convention Elected to United States Senate
  • 1916: Delegate to Democratic national convention
  • 1918: Reelected to United States Senate
  • 1920: Delegate to Democratic national convention
  • 1924: Reelected to United States Senate Permanent chairman, Democratic national convention, New York, N.Y.
  • 1930: Reelected to United States Senate
  • 1932: Chairman, Democratic national convention, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1933: Married Mina Perey Chaumont de Truffin
  • 1933, Mar. 2: Died on a train near Wilson, N.C., while en route to Washington, D.C., to accept appointment as attorney general by President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt.

John Edward Erickson

  • 1863, Mar. 14: Born, Stoughton, Wis.
  • 1890: B.A. Washburn College, Topeka, Kans.
  • 1891: Studied law and admitted to the bar, Eureka, Kans.
  • 1894: Moved to Choteau, Mont., and began law practice
  • 1897: Appointed judge of Teton County, Mont.
  • 1898: Married Grace Vance
  • 1905 - 1916 : Judge, Eleventh Judicial District of Montana
  • 1920: Delegate, Democratic national convention, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 1925 - 1933 : Governor of Montana
  • 1933: Appointed to United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by the death of Thomas James Walsh
  • 1934: Unsuccessful candidate for nomination to fill vacancy in United States Senate Resumed practice of law, Helena, Mont.
  • 1946, May 25: Died, Helena Mont.

From the guide to the Thomas James Walsh and John Edward Erickson Papers, 1910-1934, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Electric power
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Food relief--Russia
  • Parole--Montana
  • Irrigation--Montana
  • International law
  • Famine
  • Railroad law--United States
  • Pensions--United States
  • Indians of North America--Montana--Government relations
  • Insurance--War risks
  • Agricultural credit
  • Irrigation
  • Railroad law
  • Famines--Russia
  • Police
  • Pardon
  • Land tenure--Law and legislation
  • Petroleum industry and trade--Montana
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Pardon--Montana
  • Land tenure--Law and legislation--Montana
  • Peace--Societies, etc
  • Agricultural credit--Montana
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Agriculture--United States
  • Electric power--Montana

Occupations:

  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Montana

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  • Russia (as recorded)
  • Flathead River (B.C. and Mont.) (as recorded)
  • Great Lakes (North America) (as recorded)
  • Sun River (Mont.) (as recorded)
  • Flathead River (B.C. and Mont.) (as recorded)
  • Montana (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Sun River (Montana) (as recorded)
  • Great Lakes (North America) (as recorded)
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway (as recorded)
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway. (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Montana (as recorded)
  • California--San Francisco (as recorded)