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Walter Nesbit (May 1, 1878 – December 6, 1938) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Walter Nesbit
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byRichard Yates Jr.
Succeeded byMichael L. Igoe
Personal details
Born(1878-05-01)May 1, 1878
Belleville, Illinois
DiedDecember 6, 1938(1938-12-06) (aged 60)
Belleville, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, Nesbit attended the grade and night schools. He was employed as a coal miner from 1892 to 1912. He held various offices in the United Mine Workers of America, serving as subdistrict secretary from 1912 to 1915, as traveling auditor from 1915 to 1917, and as secretary-treasurer of district No. 12 from 1917 to 1933.

Nesbit was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934. He owned and operated the Club Congress in Belleville, Illinois. He was an unsuccessful candidate for sheriff of St. Clair County, Illinois, in 1938. He died in Belleville, Illinois on December 6, 1938. He was interred in Green Mount Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Walter Nesbit (id: N000048)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Yates Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael L. Igoe