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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Also preceded were seven brothers, Alex, Paul, Joseph, Walter, Francis, Edward, and George, and sisters, Harriett and Martha.
A loyal Wife to the late Frank, devoted Mam to Walter, Francis, Peter, Catherine and Marian.
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.