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Richard J. Welch

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Richard J. Welch
Richard Joseph Welch (California Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th district
In office
August 31, 1926 – September 10, 1949
Preceded byLawrence J. Flaherty
Succeeded byJohn F. Shelley
Member of the California Senate
from the 19th district
In office
January 1, 1901 - January 6, 1913
Preceded byLawrence J. Dwyer
Succeeded byEdwin Grant
Personal details
Born(1869-02-13)February 13, 1869
New York, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 10, 1949(1949-09-10) (aged 80)
Needles, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sarah O'Connor Welch
ChildrenGarrett Welch

Richard Joseph Welch (February 13, 1869 – September 10, 1949) was a 12-term U.S. Representative from California from 1926 to 1949.


Born in Monroe County, New York, Welch was educated in the public schools. He moved to California in early boyhood and settled in San Francisco. He worked on a farm in Freeport, and then was apprenticed as an ironworker, which led to his becoming trained as a machinist. He later served as clerk of the San Francisco County Superior Court. Welch became active in politics as a Republican, including serving as treasurer of his local Republican Club, helping organize campaign events for the ticket of William McKinley and Garret A. Hobart during the 1896 presidential campaign, and organizing San Francisco's Dewey Republican Club in 1898. He served in the California Senate from 1901 to 1913.

Welch was the harbormaster for the port of San Francisco from 1903 to 1907. He served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1916 until September 30, 1926, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress.


Welch was elected to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lawrence J. Flaherty. He was re-elected to the Seventieth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from August 31, 1926, until his death in a hospital in Needles, California, September 10, 1949. He was succeeded by John F. Shelley and was the last Republican to hold this seat.

He served as chairman of the Committee on Labor (Seventy-first Congress), and the Committee on Public Lands (Eightieth Congress).

He was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.

See also

External links

  • United States Congress. "Richard J. Welch (id: W000265)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Richard Joseph Welch, Late a Representative from California. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. 1950.
  • Richard J. Welch at Find a Grave
  • Join California Richard J. Welch

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 5th congressional district

August 31, 1926 – September 10, 1949
Succeeded by
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