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Walter P. Melchior (August 18, 1894 – October 22, 1976) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Melchior was born on August 18, 1894 in Green Bay, Wisconsin[1] and grew up in Algoma, Wisconsin.[2] During World War I, he served with the Rainbow Division of the United States Army.[3] He was awarded the Silver Star and the Croix de guerre of France.[2] He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1925.[2] During World War II, he served as an officer with the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He died on October 22, 1976.[4]

Political careerEdit

Melchior was elected to the Assembly in 1950. In addition, he was city attorney of New London, Wisconsin, as well as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1932 and 1948. He was a member of the Wisconsin Progressive Party.[2]


  1. ^ "Members of the Assembly". Wisconsin Blue Book. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  2. ^ a b c d "Walter Melchior Is Candidate for Seat in Congress". The Post-Crescent. April 19, 1940. p. 12. Retrieved April 17, 2015 – via  
  3. ^ 1st Company. Roster of the Rainbow Division. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  4. ^ "Walter P. Melchior". The Post-Crescent. October 23, 1976. p. 39. Retrieved April 17, 2015 – via