Birth Name: William Joseph Walsh
Place of Birth: North Barrington, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 27, 1961
Ethnicity: Irish, smaller amounts of English, Scottish, and German
Joe Walsh is an American politician, businessperson, talk radio host, and social worker. As a member of the Republican Party, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois, from January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2013.
He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2020.
Joe is the son of Susan (Stanley) and Charles Melville Walsh, a real estate mortgage banker. He was raised in a Catholic household.
Joe is married to Helene Miller Walsh, a politician, who was a Member of the Illinois House of Representatives, from 2018 to 2019. Helene is Jewish. Joe has three children with his former wife Laura.
Joe’s paternal grandfather was Fred J. Walsh (the son of John Walsh and Ann Joyce). Fred was born in Indiana, and had Irish ancestry.
Joe’s paternal grandmother was Catherine M. Gray/Grey (the daughter of John Gray and Nora Rogers). Catherine was born in Illinois. John was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, Lawrence Gray and Mary Doyle. Nora was born in Ireland, the daughter of Michael Rogers and Nora Dowd.
Joe’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Emmons Stanley (the son of Claude Maxwell Stanley and Laura Esther Stephenson). Arthur was born in Iowa. Claude was the son of Levi E. Murat “L.E.M.”/Lee Stanley and Rebecca Ann Maxwell. Laura was the daughter of Bryant Oscar Stephenson and Amanda Jane Emmons.
Joe’s maternal grandmother was Mary Louise Voss (the daughter of Otto Rudolph Voss and Kathleen E. Scanlan). Mary Louise was born in Iowa. Otto was born in Iowa, to a German father. Kathleen was born in Iowa, to an Irish father.
Sources: Joe’s paternal grandparents, Fred J. Walsh and Catherine M. Gray/Grey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Joe’s maternal grandfather, Arthur Emmons Stanley, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Joe’s maternal grandmother, Mary Louise Voss, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org