Welsh, Matthew E.

Welsh, Matthew E.

(1912–  ) governor; born in Detroit, Mich. A Democratic lawyer, he served in the Indiana house (1941–43), and senate (1955–59), becoming Democratic minority leader. As governor (1961–65), he established the Indiana Fair Employment Commission and Youth Training Centers. Joining an Indianapolis law firm afterward, he also chaired the United States–Canada International Joint Committee (1966–70).