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Matthew E. Welsh

Matthew E. WelshAKA Matthew Empson Welsh

Born: 15-Sep-1912
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 28-May-1995
Location of death: Indianapolis, IN
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes, IN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Indiana, 1961-65

Military service: US Navy (WWII, 1943-46)

"My position with respect to the whole matter was never that the record [Louis, Louis, by The Kingsmen] should be banned. At no time did I ever pressure anybody to take the song off the air. I suggested to him [Indiana broadcaster Reid Chapman] that it might be simpler all around if it wasn't played."

Father: Matthew Welsh
Mother: Inez Empson
Sister: Mary
Brother: John
Sister: Margaret
Wife: Virginia Homann (or "Homen"), m. 1937, twin daughters)
Daughter: Janet (twin)
Daughter: Kay (twin)

    High School: Lincoln High School (1930)
    University: BA Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1934)
    Law School: University of Chicago Law School (1937)
    Administrator: Trustee, Vincennes University

    US Official International Joint Commission on Waterways with Canada (1965-)
    Governor of Indiana (9-Jan-1961 to 11-Jan-1965)
    Indiana State Senate (1954-)
    US Attorney Southern District of Indiana (1950-52)
    Indiana State House of Representatives (1940-43)

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