William Francis Walsh (born
July 11, 1912) was a Republican-Conservative member of the
House of Representatives from New York.
born in Syracuse, New
He graduated from St. Bonaventure University
1934 and received a master's degree from the University of Buffalo
in 1949. He
served in the United States Army
from 1941 until 1946. He was assistant trial counsel in the
He was elected mayor of Syracuse
1961 and served until 1969. He was a delegate to the 1968 Republican National
. He was elected to Congress in 1972 and served from
January 3, 1973 until January 3, 1979.
He is the father of former Congressman James T. Walsh
also a Republican. Following the November
4, 2009 death of former Kansas Congressman
(and Governor of Kansas) William H. Avery
, Walsh became the oldest
living former United States Representative.