Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
GLYNN, Martin Henry (1871-1924)

GLYNN, MARTIN HENRY, a Representative from New York; born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., September 27, 1871; attended the public schools and was graduated from St. John's College, Fordham, N.Y., in 1894; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Albany; engaged in journalistic work on several papers until he became managing editor and publisher of the Albany Times-Union; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; vice president of the National Commission of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1901-1905; comptroller of New York State 1906-1908; elected Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1912; became Governor on removal of William Sulzer from office October 17, 1913, and served until December 31, 1914; unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor; delegate to and temporary chairman of the Democratic State conventions in 1912 and 1916; temporary chairman of the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1916; appointed a member of the Federal Industrial Commission in 1919; died in Albany, N.Y., December 14, 1924; interment in St. Agnes Cemetery.

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1913-1924, 3 cubic feet.
The Martin H. Glynn Papers contain an assortment of manuscript and printed material related primarily to his political career as well as his role as editor and publisher of the Albany Times Union. The manuscripts consist chiefly of writings and speeches on a variety of topics, including Irish independence, Catholic patriotism, as well as speeches regarding foreign and domestic issues. Also included is one of his most famous speeches, the one he delivered at the 1916 National Democratic Convention. Serving as the keynote speaker, he praised the accomplishments of President Woodrow Wilson as well as the platform of the Democratic Party. These papers also include photocopies of excerpts from books, periodical articles, newspaper clippings and other research materials collected by Dominick Lizzi while working on his book, Governor Martin H. Glynn, Forgotten Hero. Many of these texts were annotated by Lizzi. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
Papers: July 1 and October 20, 1913. 2 military appointments.
Finding aid in repository.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Collection
Washington, DC
Papers: In the William Jennings Bryan Papers, ca. 1877-1940, 24.8 linear feet.
Correspondents include Martin Henry Glynn.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: December 3, 1909; 1913-1914. 5 letters.
Personal and official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.


New York State Archives
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY
Papers: In the New York State Governor Appointment Correspondence Files, 1883-1936, 248.9 cubic feet.
Other authors include Martin Glynn.

  • Glynn, Martin Henry. In Memoriam. Garret A. Hobart, Vice-President of the United States. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.
  • ------. Presidents Wilson's Policy on Neutrality: Address of Martin H. Glynn, Temporary Chairman of the National Democratic Convention, Delivered to the Convention at St. Louis, Mo., June 14, 1916. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1916.
  • Lizzi, Dominick C. Governor Martin H. Glynn: Forgotten Hero. Valatie, N.Y.: Valatie Press, 1994.