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Rep. Walter, Co-author of Present Immigration Law, to Quit Congress

Chairman Francis E. Walter of the House Immigration Subcommittee, co-author of the controversial McCarran-Walter Immigration Act, today made Known that he will retire from Congress after the current session, thus removing a principle bottleneck in efforts to liberalize immigration law.

Rep. Walter, Penn. Democrat, said he would not seek re-election because of ill health. This is his 15th term in Congress. His successor as chairman of the important Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will be Rep. Michael A. Feighan, Ohio Democrat, from Cleveland. As head of the Subcommittee, Rep. Walter virtually controlled immigration and naturalization policy.