John Walsh (Montana politician)

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John Walsh
John Walsh, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Montana
In office
February 9, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Appointed bySteve Bullock
Preceded byMax Baucus
Succeeded bySteve Daines
34th Lieutenant Governor of Montana
In office
January 7, 2013 – February 9, 2014
GovernorSteve Bullock
Preceded byJohn Bohlinger
Succeeded byAngela McLean
Adjutant General of Montana
In office
September 1, 2008 – March 2012
GovernorBrian Schweitzer
Preceded byRandall Mosley
Succeeded byMatthew T. Quinn
Personal details
John Edward Walsh

(1960-11-03) November 3, 1960 (age 61)
Butte, Montana, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Janet Walsh
EducationExcelsior College (BS)
United States Army War College (MA revoked)
WebsiteOfficial Senate Biography
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1979–2012
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel (U.S. Army)
US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General (Montana National Guard)
Unit1st Battalion, 163rd Infantry Regiment
Seal of the United States Army National Guard.svg Montana National Guard
Battles/warsIraq War
AwardsBronze Star medal.jpg Bronze Star Medal
Combat Infantry Badge.svg Combat Infantryman Badge

John Edward Walsh (born November 3, 1960) is an American politician and former military officer. He was a United States Senator from Montana from 2014 to 2015.[1] He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was the 34th Lieutenant Governor of Montana from 2013 to 2014 under Governor Steve Bullock.[2][3]

In October 2013, Walsh announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2014 to replace Max Baucus.[4] In August 2014, he dropped out of the race after The New York Times reported he had plagiarized parts of a research paper he had written at the Army War College in 2007.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sullivan, Sean (February 7, 2014). "Montana governor appoints Lt. Gov. John Walsh to Senate". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
    Cassata, Donna (February 11, 2014). "John Walsh Sworn In As Montana Senator, Replacing Max Baucus". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-07-25.
  2. Dennison, Mike (January 19, 2014). "Critical review blocked Walsh from promotion to Army general". Missoulian. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
    Kristin Price, Beartooth NBC, New Adjutant General Archived March 7, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, March 8, 2012.
  3. Martin J. Kidston, Helena Independent Record, New Adjutant General set to Take Command of Guard, September 5, 2008.
  4. Blake, Aaron, "Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh (D) to run for Senate", The Washington Post, October 3, 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  5. Volz, Matt; Brown, Matthew (October 10, 2014). "Army War College revokes Sen. John Walsh's degree". Associated Press. Retrieved June 21, 2020.