Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Welsh, Herbert

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WELSH, Herbert, reformer, b. in Philadelphia, 4 Dec., 1851, is a son of the philanthropist John Welsh (q. v.), who was American minister to Great Britain, and was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1871. He studied art in his native city and in the studio of Bonnat, of Paris, and for a period practised his profession in Philadelphia. He was one of the organizers, in 1882, and has ever since been the secretary of the Indian rights association; one of the leaders of the movement in 1890 against political corruption and boss-rule in Pennsylvania, resulting in the defeat of Delamater and the election of Pattison for governor; president of the Civil reform association of Pennsylvania, and a member of the executive committee National civil service reform league. Since 1895 Mr. Welsh has been the editor and publisher of the “City and State,” a weekly devoted to good government, and is well known as a lecturer on the Indian question, civil service reform, and municipal government, and as contributor to the magazines of articles on those topics. He is the author of “Degradation in Pennsylvania Politics,” “Civilization among the Sioux Indians,” “Four Weeks among some of the Sioux Tribes,” “A Visit to the Navajo, Pueblo, and Hualpais Indians,” and many other pamphlets.