Martin Henry GLYNN, Congress, NY (1871-1924)


GLYNN, Martin Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., September 27, 1871; attended the public schools and was graduated from St. Johnâs College, Fordham, N.Y., in 1894; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Albany; engaged in journalistic work on several papers until he became managing editor and publisher of the Albany Times-Union; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; vice president of the National Commission of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1901-1905; comptroller of New York State 1906-1908; elected Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1912; became Governor on removal of William Sulzer from office October 17, 1913, and served until December 31, 1914; unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor; delegate to and temporary chairman of the Democratic State conventions in 1912 and 1916; temporary chairman of the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1916; appointed a member of the Federal Industrial Commission in 1919; died in Albany, N.Y., December 14, 1924; interment in St. Agnes Cemetery.


Lizzi, Dominick C. Governor Martin H. Glynn: Forgotten Hero. Valatie, N.Y.: Valatie Press, 1994.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present