Walter W. Magee
Frontispiece of 1929's Walter W. Magee, Late a Representative
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
March 4, 1915 – May 25, 1927
|Preceded by||John R. Clancy|
|Succeeded by||Clarence E. Hancock|
|Born||May 23, 1861|
Groveland, New York
|Died||January 3, 1948 (aged 86)|
Syracuse, New York
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery,|
Syracuse, New York
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Walter Warren Magee (May 23, 1861 – May 25, 1927) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was most notable for his service as a member of the United States House of Representatives; elected as a Republican in 1914, he served from 1915 until his death.
Magee was born in Groveland, New York on May 23, 1861, a son of farmers Marietta (Patchin) Magee and John Magee, who served as a colonel in the state militia. He attended the local schools and the Wadsworth Normal and Training School (now the State University of New York at Geneseo). Magee graduated from Harvard University in 1889, and delivered the class oration at his graduation ceremony. He then studied law at the Syracuse firm of Baldwin & Kennedy, and was admitted to the bar in 1891. He practiced law in Syracuse until 1904, and gained a reputation as a skilled trial attorney. Magee was also a talented athlete, and competed in tennis tournaments and other events.
In 1914, Magee won election to the House of Representatives. He was reelected six times, and served until his death. During his House career, Magee was appointed to the Appropriations Committee, and he rose through seniority to become chairman of its subcommittee on Agriculture.
Death and burial
In 1895, Magee married Sarah Genevieve Wood (1873-1937), who was usually called Genevieve. They had no children. Genevieve Wood was the daughter of US Army Brigadier General Palmer G. Wood (1843-1915).
- Bruce, Dwight H. (1896). Onondaga's Centennial: Gleanings of a Century. II. Boston, MA: The Boston History Company. Text "via Internet Archive " ignored (help)
- US House of Representatives (1929). Memorial Addresses Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States in Memory of Walter W. Magee, Late a Representative from New York. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office – via HathiTrust.
- "In Fair Harvard's Yard". New-York Daily Tribune. New York, NY. June 22, 1889 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Double Wedding in Army Circles". Buffalo Evening News. Buffalo, NY. November 20, 1895 – via Newspapers.com.
- "State Tennis Tourney: Some Fine Playing in the Recent Big Matches at Syracuse". Buffalo Courier. Buffalo, NY. August 7, 1898 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Congressman Magee Dies Suddenly in Office at Syracuse". The Ithaca Journal-News. Ithaca, NY. Associated Press. May 26, 1927 – via Newspapers.com.
- United States Congress. "Walter W. Magee (id: M000049)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Walter W. Magee at Find a Grave
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