MARTIN, John Cunningham, (1880 - 1952)


Campaign card, 1938, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MARTIN, John Cunningham, a Representative from Illinois; born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., April 29, 1880; attended the public schools and Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.; became engaged in banking in 1907; director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 1922-1932; president of the Salem National Bank 1933-1952; served as State treasurer of Illinois 1933-1935 and 1937-1939; member of the Illinois Tax Commission and served as chairman in 1935 and 1936; chairman of the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission 1935-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1941); was not a candidate for renomination in 1940; resumed his banking interests; died in Long Beach, Calif., January 27, 1952; interment in East Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Ill.