Martin H. Glynn

Martin H. Glynn
Martin Henry Glynn
40th Governor of New York
In office
October 17, 1913 – December 31, 1914
Lieutenant Robert F. Wagner acting
Preceded by William Sulzer
Succeeded by Charles S. Whitman
Personal details
Born September 27, 1871(1871-09-27)
Valatie, New York
Died December 14, 1924(1924-12-14) (aged 53)
Albany, New York
Political party Democratic
Religion Roman Catholic

Martin Henry Glynn (September 27, 1871 – December 14, 1924) was an American politician. He was the 40th Governor of New York from 1913 to 1914, the first Irish American Roman Catholic head of government of what was then the most populated state of the US.



He graduated from Fordham University in 1894, then studied at Albany Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1897. From 1896 on, he wrote for the Albany Times-Union daily newspaper, becoming eventually its editor, publisher and owner.

Glynn was elected as a Democrat to the 56th United States Congress, and served from March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1901. He was New York State Comptroller from 1907 to 1908, elected in 1906, but defeated for re-election in 1908 by Republican Charles H. Gaus.

He was elected Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1912 on the ticket with William Sulzer, and succeeded to the governorship upon Sulzer's impeachment and removal from office in 1913. He was the first Catholic New York governor, but was defeated for re-election by Charles S. Whitman in 1914.

He was a delegate to the 1916 and 1924 Democratic National Conventions.

Glynn committed suicide in 1924, after having suffered from chronic back pain from a spinal injury throughout his adult life.[1] He was buried at the St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, New York.

The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!

The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop! is an article by Glynn that appeared in the October 31, 1919, issue of The American Hebrew lamenting the poor conditions for European Jews after World War I. Glynn referred to these conditions as a potential "holocaust" and asserted that "six million Jewish men and women are starving across the seas".[2][3] Because of these coincidences, the article has been exploited by Holocaust denial groups.[4]


  1. ^ Dominick C. Lizzi, Governor Martin H. Glynn, Forgotten Hero, Valatie Press. LOC Catalog Card Number:94-96495
  2. ^ html of complete text (nizkor)
  3. ^ image of the text
  4. ^ Proctor, Robert N. (2000). The Nazi War on Cancer. Princeton University Press. p. 11.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George N. Southwick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 20th congressional district

1899 – 1901
Succeeded by
George N. Southwick
Political offices
Preceded by
William C. Wilson
New York State Comptroller
1907 - 1908
Succeeded by
Charles H. Gaus
Preceded by
Thomas F. Conway
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Succeeded by
Robert F. Wagner
Preceded by
William Sulzer
Governor of New York
1913 - 1914
Succeeded by
Charles S. Whitman

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