Walter NESBIT, Congress, IL (1878-1938)


NESBIT, Walter, a Representative from Illinois; born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., on May 1, 1878; attended the grade and night schools; employed as a coal miner 1892-1912; held various offices in the United Mine Workers of America, serving as subdistrict secretary 1912-1915, as traveling auditor 1915-1917, and as secretary-treasurer of district No. 12, 1917-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; owned and operated the Club Congress in Belleville, Ill.; unsuccessful candidate for sheriff of St. Clair County, Ill., in 1938; died in Belleville, Ill., December 6, 1938; interment in Green Mount Cemetery.

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