Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
LITTLETON, Martin Wiley (1872-1934)

LITTLETON, MARTIN WILEY, a Representative from New York; born near Kingston, Roane County, Tenn., January 12, 1872; moved to Texas in 1881 with his parents, who settled in Dallas; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Dallas, Tex.; prosecuting attorney of Dallas County 1893-1896; moved to New York City in 1896 and continued the practice of his profession; district attorney of Kings County, N.Y., 1900-1904; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904; president of the Borough of Brooklyn in 1904 and 1905; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); was not a candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law and resided in New York City and Mineola, Nassau County, Long Island; died at Mineola, N.Y., on December 19, 1934; interment in the Littleton family mausoleum, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: 3 letters (September 15 and 23, 1904; February 23, 1909) in the Ashley T. Cole collection.
Finding aid in repository.

  • Littleton, Martin W. The Independent Judge. A Paper Presented at the Twenty-sixth Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association. Albany: New York State Bar Association, 1903.
  • ------. Memorandum respecting jurisdiction of Committee on Public Lands and Surveys. [New York: Printed in the U. S. by Pandick Press, Inc., 1924].
  • ------. Protection and privilege. Address delivered at the dinner of the National Democratic Club, April 13, 1907. [N.p., 1907].