Knowledge Identifier: +David_I._Walsh
Born in 1872.
Countries: United States (59%), Massachusetts (32%), Great Britain (5%)
Linked to: Boston University, America First Committee, Boston University Law School, Clinton High School
He attended Boston University Law School, where he graduated in 1897
Walsh was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for two terms in 1900 and 1901, elected from a longtime Republican district
He served as a delegate-at-large to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention in 1917 and 1918 that saw those reforms passed
In 1918, Walsh was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1919, to March 4, 1925
In 1932, he supported Al Smith against FDR for the Democratic nomination for president
The scandal touched composer and music journalist Virgil Thomson, who was arrested in a raid there on March 14, 1942
During the 1944 presidential race, with FDR seeking a fourth term, his running mate Harry S. Truman referred to Walsh as an "isolationist" a characterization Walsh resented
In 1945, demonstrating that his isolationism was not absolute, Walsh voted in favor of the United Nations Charter
He faced no such challenge, but was defeated in his 1946 race for reelection by Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Writing in the 1960s, former Attorney General Francis Biddle hinted at the subject when he described Walsh in the mid-1930s as "an elderly politician with a soft tread and low, colorless voice