Start of careerEdit
He served as a temporary New York City magistrate in 1930. In 1938 Lynch was delegate to the New York state constitutional convention.
He was elected Democrat to the 76th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward W. Curley, and was re-elected to the 77th, 78th, 79th, 80th and 81st United States Congresses, serving from February 20, 1940, to January 3, 1951.
Lynch was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1944 and 1948.
Candidate for governorEdit
In 1952, Lynch served as chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee.
Lynch was elected to the New York Supreme Court in 1954, and served from January 1955 until his death.
Death and burialEdit
In 1920, Lynch married Claire Rosemary Mitchell (1895-1985). They were the parents of sons Walter A. Lynch Jr. (1921-2017) and John Joseph Lynch (1928-1995).
- United States Congress. "Walter A. Lynch (id: L000537)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Walter A. Lynch at Find a Grave
- Walter A. Lynch at The Political Graveyard