History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Walsh, Lawrence Edward
Born January 8, 1912, in Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died March 19, 2014, in Oklahoma City, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 6, 1954, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8. Confirmed by the Senate on April 27, 1954, and received commission on April 28, 1954. Service terminated on December 29, 1957, due to resignation.

Education:
Columbia University, A.B., 1932
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1935

Professional Career:
Special assistant attorney general for Drukman investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, 1936-1938
Deputy assistant district attorney, New York County, New York, 1938-1941
Private practice, New York City, 1941-1943, 1961-1981
Assistant counsel, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, New York, 1943-1949
Counsel, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, New York, 1950-1951
Counsel, New York State Public Service Commission, 1951-1953
General counsel and executive director, Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, 1953-1954
Deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1957-1960
Ambassador, U.S. delegation, Paris Peace Talks, 1969
Private practice, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1981-
Independent counsel, Iran-Contra investigation, 1986-1993
Oral History
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