WELCH, Richard Joseph

WELCH, Richard Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1869–1949

Biography

WELCH, Richard Joseph, a Representative from California; born in Monroe County, N.Y., February 13, 1869; educated in the public schools; moved to California in early boyhood and settled in San Francisco; served in the State senate 1901-1913; harbor master for the port of San Francisco 1903-1907; supervisor of the city and county of San Francisco from 1916 until September 30, 1926, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lawrence J. Flaherty; reelected to the Seventieth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from August 31, 1926, until his death in a hospital in Needles, Calif., September 10, 1949; chairman, Committee on Labor (Seventy-first Congress), Committee on Public Lands (Eightieth Congress); interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, San Francisco, Calif.

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

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External Research Collections

Stanford University Libraries
Department of Special Collections

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Francis V. Keesling Papers, 1906-1957, 36 linear feet. Subjects include Richard Joseph Welch.

University of California
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Leon H. Nishkian Papers Concerning the Reber Plan, ca. 1942-1981, 0.8 linear foot. Correspondents include Richard Joseph Welch.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 81st Cong., 2d sess., 1950-1951. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Richard Joseph Welch, late a Representative from California. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1950.

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