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