Walter Henry JUDD, Congress, MN (1898-1994)


JUDD, Walter Henry, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Rising City, Butler County, Nebr., on September 25, 1898; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1920 and from the medical department of the same university in 1923; enlisted in the United States Army in 1918 as a private and was discharged as a second lieutenant, Field Artillery, in 1919; second lieutenant, Field Artillery, Officers Reserve Corps, 1919-1924; instructor of zoology, University of Omaha, 1920-1924; traveling secretary, Student Volunteer Movement in Colleges and Universities in 1924 and 1925; fellowship in surgery, Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn., 1932-1934; medical missionary and hospital superintendent in China, under auspices of American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1925-1931 and 1934-1938; engaged in private medical practice in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1941 and 1942; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate in 1962 for election to the Eighty-eighth Congress; contributing editor, Readerâs Digest, 1963-1976; daily radio commentator and lecturer on international relations and government, 1964-1969; was a resident of Mitchellville, Md., until his death there on February 13, 1994.


Edwards, Lee. Missionary for Freedom: The Life and Times of Walter Judd. New York: Paragon House, 1990; Judd, Walter H. Walter H. Judd: Chronicles of a Statesman. Edited and with a Preface by Edward J. Rozek. Denver: Grier & Company, 1980.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present