WALTER, Francis Eugene

WALTER, Francis Eugene
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1894–1963

Biography

WALTER, Francis Eugene, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., May 26, 1894; attended the public schools, preparatory school at Princeton, N.J., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., and George Washington University and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; during both World Wars served in the air service of the United States Navy; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Easton, Pa.; director of the Broad Street Trust Co., Philadelphia, Pa., and of the Easton National Bank, Easton, Pa.; solicitor of Northampton County, Pa., 1928-1933; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 31, 1963; chairman, Committee on Un-American Activities (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-eighth Congresses); co-sponsor of the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Lehigh University
Linderman Library Special Collections.

Bethlehem, PA
Papers: 1932-1963, 114 cubic feet. The Congressional papers of Francis Eugene Walter contain correspondence, including legislative and subject files, correspondence concerning employment, service academy appointments, congressional foreign travel, invitations, newspaper and magazine clippings, clippings from the Congressional Record, speeches, press releases, phonograph records and tapes, and memorabilia. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: 1952, 1 page. A letter from Secretary of State Dean Acheson to Francis Walter written on June 9, 1952. In the letter, Acheson notes Walter's approval as Alternate U.S. Representative to Provisional Intergovernmental Committee for the Movement of Migrants from Europe.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Dimmitt, Marius Albert, Sr. "The Enactment of the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952." Ph.D. diss., University of Kansas, 1970.

Goodman, Walter. The Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1968.

United States. 88th Cong., 1st sess., 1963. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Francis Eugene Walter, late a Representative from Pennsylvania. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1963.

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