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Walter Bernard Langley (April 7, 1921 – September 3, 1976) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was born on April 7, 1921, in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York. There he attended St. Mary's Institute. He graduated B.B.A. from Niagara University in 1943.[1] During World War II, he served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He graduated from New York University School of Law, was admitted to the bar, practiced law in Albany, and entered politics as a Republican. On May 23, 1964, he married Harriet Frances Shaughnessy,[2]

Langley was a member of the New York State Senate from 1969 to 1974, sitting in the 178th, 179th and 180th New York State Legislatures.

He died on September 3, 1976, at his home in Albany, New York.[3]


  1. New York Red Book (1970–1971; pg. 91)
  2. Brides in Today's Wedding Ceremonies; Langley—Shaughnessy in The Knickerbocker News, of Albany, on May 23, 1964
  3. Walter Langley Dies at 55; Former Senator in Albany in the New York Times on September 4, 1976 (subscription required)
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Preceded by
Julian B. Erway
New York State Senate
40th District

Succeeded by
Richard E. Schermerhorn
Preceded by
Ronald B. Stafford
New York State Senate
42nd District

Succeeded by
Howard C. Nolan, Jr.

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