Howard A. Walsh papers
1919-1982 (bulk 1927-1966)
Howard A. Walsh was born in 1901 and lived in Providence, Rhode Island, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, for much of his adult life. After leaving school early and spending a few years in the work force, an underage Walsh enlisted in the Rhode Island National Guard during World War I, and volunteered for duty in France in 1918. During the war, he served in the 6th Regiment, and upon his return worked in electrical engineering, eventually with the Doble Engineering Company. He married Lillian MacDonald of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, in 1928, and the couple moved to South Kingstown, Rhode Island, after his retirement.