WALSH, Michael, a Representative from New York; born in Youghal, near Cork, Ireland, May 4,
1810; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland;
immigrated to the United States and settled in Baltimore, Md.; learned the trade of lithographic printer;
moved to New York City; member of the State assembly in 1839; in 1843 established the
Subterranean, which he stopped after two years when convicted for the publication of a libel; elected
as a member of the State assembly in 1846 and again in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the
Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854
to the Thirty-fourth Congress; after his term in Congress was employed as a newspaper reporter; died
in New York City March 17, 1859; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
BibliographyErnst, Robert. ``One and Only Mike Walsh.'' The New-York Historical Society Quarterly 36 (January 1952): 43-65.