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Thomas Walsh

(1859-    )
Indiana & Kentucky

"Was born near Connersville, Indiana, December 14, 1859. In his fifeenth year he began his academic course at St. Meinrad's College, Spencer County, Indiana. He studied here for four years and then entered St. Xavier's College, Cincinnati, Ohio, completing his classical course of study a year later. Shortly afterward he located at Louisville, Kentucky. He was engaged for a year or two in the publication of The Celtic Review, a weekly journal devoted to the interests of Irsih people. Abandoning this pursuit he entered the legal profession, in which he has since continued, having by his ability and energy built up a large and lucrative practice. He is an exceedingly eloquent and popular speaker, is noted for the fervency, with, and pathos of his efforts at the bar and before the people. He has written occasional poems for the Courier-Journal and the Times, of Louisville." [Fannie Porter Dickey (ed.), Blades o' Bluegrass: Choice Selections of Kentucky Poetry, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Authors 326 (Louisville: John P. Morton & Company, 1892)(bio by Asher G. Caruth)][online text][Other sources indicate Walsh's birth as 1865]


Thomas Walsh, "The Music of Poetry," in Bennett H. Young (ed.), Kentucky Eloquence. Past and Present. Library of Orations, After-Dinner Speeches, Popular and Classic Lectures Addresses and Poetry 401 (Louisville, Kentucky: Ben LaBree, 1907) [online text]