- 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
Valatie, New York
Died December 14, 1924(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.
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". Because of these coincidences, the article has been exploited by Holocaust denial groups.
-  Speculation about his taking office or not as Comptroller, in NYT on November 9, 1906
- Martin H. Glynn at www.valatielibrary.org Bio at Valatie Library
- The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Gloves to Gochenour at politicalgraveyard.com Political Graveyard (gives as birthplace Kinderhook, the town in which lies the Village of Valatie)
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
George N. Southwick
Political offices Preceded by
William C. Wilson
New York State Comptroller
1907 - 1908
Charles H. Gaus
Thomas F. Conway
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Robert F. Wagner
Governor of New York
1913 - 1914
Charles S. Whitman
New York State ComptrollersSands* • Curtenius** • Jones • Henry • Jenkins • McIntyre • Savage • Marcy • S Wright • Flagg • Cooke • Collier • Flagg • Fillmore • Hunt • Fuller • J Wright • Cook • Burrows • Church • Denniston • Robinson • Hillhouse • Allen • Nichols • Hopkins • Robinson • Olcott • Wadsworth • Davenport • Chapin • Wemple • Campbell • Roberts • Morgan • Gilman • Knight • Miller • Kelsey • Wilson • Glynn • Gaus • Kelsey*** • Williams • Sohmer • Travis • Wendell • Maier • Fleming • Murphy • Tremaine • Yates*** • O'Leary • Moore • McGovern • Levitt • Regan • McCall • Hevesi • Sanzillo*** • DiNapoli
* as Auditor General, ** as Auditor, *** Acting
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