William A. Walsh

William A. Walsh (August 18, 1871 – March 18, 1967) was an American football player for the University of Notre Dame, an attorney, and a mayor and city judge of Yonkers, New York.

During his senior year in 1895, Walsh played under head coach H.G. Hadden. His starts included shutout victories over Northwestern and Chicago Medical, but the team suffered a controversial defeat at the hands of Indianapolis Artillery, who featured Winchester Osgood at halfback, despite questions surrounding the former All-American's eligibility.

After graduation, Walsh entered the Georgetown Law School, where he obtained a law degree and thereafter spend ten years as a corporation counsel of the City of Mount Vernon. As a Democrat in 1917, he was appointed City Judge of Yonkers, New York, but lost his reelection bid to future gubernatorial candidate William F. Bleakley.

Despite the defeat, the Yonkers Common Council appointed Walsh to a position as corporation counsel from 1918 to 1922, and in 1926 he was elected to a two-year term as Mayor of Yonkers. He chose not to run for reelection and went into private practice.

Walsh returned to the political arena when the Common Council appointed him as City Manager in 1942 — a position that would also be held by his son, William A. Walsh Jr., in 1964.

Walsh died in 1967 at the age of 95.

References

  • Steele, Michael R. (2003). The Fighting Irish Football Encyclopedia. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing LLC. pp. 16–17. ISBN 1-58261-286-2.
  • "William A. Walsh Dead at 95". Proquest Historical Newspapers. New York Times (1857-current file). March 19, 1967.
  • Kryk, John (2004). Natural Enemies: Major College Football's Oldest, Fiercest Rivalry. Taylor Trade Publications. p. 25. ISBN 1-58979-090-1.
Alex Blum

Alexander Anthony Blum (February 7, 1889 – September 1969) was a comic book artist best remembered for his contributions to the long-running comic book series Classics Illustrated (1941–1971). Born in Hungary, into a Jewish family, Blum studied at the National Academy of Design in New York before signing-on with the Eisner & Iger shop. In the 1930s and 1940s, his work appeared in Fox Comics, Quality Comics, and Fiction House. He later illustrated twenty-five Classics Illustrated titles as well as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the debut issue of Classics Illustrated Junior. Blum died in 1969 in Rye, New York.

Classics Illustrated Junior

Classics Illustrated Junior is a comic book series of seventy-seven fairy and folk tale, myth and legend comic book adaptations created by Albert Lewis Kanter as a spin-off of his flagship comic book line Classics Illustrated.

Mayor of Yonkers

The Mayor of Yonkers is the official head and chief executive officer of the city of Yonkers, New York.

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