Walter, Francis

Walter, Francis (Eugene)

(1894–1963) U.S. representative; born in Easton, Pa. A lawyer before going to the U.S. House of Representatives (Dem., Pa.; 1933–65) he came to prominence when, as chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration, he sponsored the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, which favored Northern Europeans over other immigrants. In 1955 he became chairman of the House Un-American Activities Committee, casting a broad net to round up "subversives" and successfully resisting attempts to curb the committee's power.
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Eight brothers, Paul, Walter, Francis, John, Thomas, William, Warren and Robert Carrigan, all predeceased him.
She is predeceased by her brothers: Joseph, Walter, Francis, and Edward and her sisters: Helen (Sr.
Penny is survived by his brothers, Samuel Penny and David Penny of Worcester, MA, and Joseph Penny and Billy Penny of Boca Raton, FL, and pre-deceased brothers, Frederick, Walter, Francis and Vincent Penny all formerly of Worcester, MA.