Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ANSORGE, Martin Charles (1882-1967)

ANSORGE, MARTIN CHARLES, a Representative from New York; born in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., January 1, 1882; attended the public schools and the College of the City of New York; was graduated from Columbia College in 1903 and from the Columbia Law School in 1906; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in New York City; chairman of the Triborough Bridge Committee 1918-1921; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to Congress in 1912, 1914, and 1916; declined the Republican nomination for Congress in 1918; during the First World War enlisted in the Motor Transport Corps; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessfully contested the election in 1922 of Royal H. Weller to the Sixty-eighth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for judge of the court of general sessions of New York City in 1924; unsuccessful candidate for justice of the supreme court of New York in 1927 and in 1928; resumed the practice of law in New York City; director of United Air Lines 1934-1961; engaged in general practice of law; died in New York City, February 4, 1967; interment in Temple Israel Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Columbia University
Oral History Archives
New York, NY
Oral history: 1949, 74 pages, transcribed.
Reminiscences of Martin Charles Ansorge.


University of Chicago
Special Collections Research Center
Chicago, IL
Papers: 1925, 1 item.
A letter from George W. Wickersham to Martin C. Ansorge written on September 9, 1925. In the letter, Wickersham writes regarding his appointment as a member of the Campaign Committee for the election of a Republican mayor of New York.

  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on elections no. 1. Martin C. Ansorge v. Royal H. Weller. Argument of counsel before Committee on elections no. 1, House of representatives, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session, on the contested - election case of Martin C. Ansorage v. Royal H. Weller from the twenty-first congressional district of New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924.