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James Walsh's Biography

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Full Name:

James 'Jim' T. Walsh




Wife: DeDe; 3 Children: James, Benjamin, Maureen

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Syracuse, NY

Home City:

Syracuse, NY


Roman Catholic

BA, History, Saint Bonaventure University, 1970

Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1988-2008

Councilor, Syracuse Common Council, 1978-1988

President, Syracuse Common Council, 1985-1988

Syracuse Board of Estimators, 1985-1988

Candidate, Nomination for Onondaga County Executive, 1987

Co-chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs, 1995-present

Experience, Army Caucus

Experience, Congressional Automotive Caucus

Experience, Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

Experience, Congressional Boating Caucus

Experience, Congressional Caucus on Unfunded Mandates

Experience, Congressional Competitiveness Caucus

Experience, Congressional Fire Services Caucus

Experience, Congressional Steel Caucus

Co-founder / Co-chair, Hearing Health Caucus

Member, House Appropriations Committee

Experience, Minor League Baseball Caucus

Experience, National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization

Experience, Republican Assistant Whip

Experience, United States Irish Interparliamentary Group

Experience, Marketing Executive

Experience, Social Worker

Executive, New York Telephone/Verizon, 1974-1988

Systems Analyst/Administrator, NYNEX Telecommunications, 1974-1988

Director, Telecommunications Institute State University New York/ Institue of Technology, Utica, Rome, 1985-1988

Caseworker, Onondaga County Department of Social Services, 1972-1974

Volunteer, Agricultural Extension, Peace Corps, Nepal, 1970-1972

Chair, Friends of Ireland, 1995-present

Board of Directors, Kidney Foundation, 1995-present

Board of Directors, Vera House, 1995-present

Board of Directors, Erie Canal Museum, 1990-present

Board of Directors, Everson Museum of Art, 1990-present

Experience, 9 Mile Republican Club

Advisory Council, Catholic Schools Drug-Free Schools and Communities Consortium

Member, Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce

Parishioner, Most Holy Rosary Church

Member, National Federation of Independent Business

Experience, Oneida Lake Association

Experience, Onondaga Anglers

Experience, Otisco Lake Association

Experience, South Side Businessmen's Club

Member, United States Chamber of Comerce

Experience, Valley Men's Club

Astrological Sign:


Father's Name:

William F. Walsh

Father's Occupation:

Mayor of Syracuse from 1961-1969; Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Central New York and the Finger Lakes region from 1973-78

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Hunting, Fishing, Skiing

Mother's Name:

Mary Dorsey