Martin Henry Glynn

Martin Henry Glynn

Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York, USA
Death 14 Dec 1924 (aged 53)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6844305 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, New York Governor. He graduated from Fordham University, in 1894, studied law at Albany Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1896 and opened a legal practice in Albany, New York. He also engaged in journalistic work and was editor-publisher of the Albany Times Union. In 1899, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress, serving until 1901. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was vice president of the National Commission of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, (1901-05), comptroller of New York State (1906-08) and was Lieutenant Governor of New York, in 1912. In 1913, he was elected as a Democrat the 43rd Governor of New York, serving until 1915. During his term, state taxes were cut, a statewide primary election law was sanctioned and a workmen’s compensation bill was authorized. After leaving office, he served as the chairman of the Democratic National Convention in 1916 and was a member of the Federal Industrial Commission in 1919. Due to suffering from chronic back pain most of his life, he committed suicide at age 53.

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