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Birth:
03 Nov 1884 1
North Attleborough, MA 2
Death:
06 Mar 1968 2
Mar 1968 1
Hollywood, Florida 2
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Full Name:
Joseph William Martin, Jr. 2
Full Name:
Joseph Martin 1
Birth:
03 Nov 1884 1
North Attleborough, MA 2
Death:
06 Mar 1968 2
Mar 1968 1
Hollywood, Florida 2
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Last Residence: North Attleboro, MA 1
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Card Issued: Massachusetts 1
Social Security Number: ***-**-0211 1

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MARTIN, Joseph William, Jr., (1884 - 1968)

 

Oil on canvas, Boris B. Gordon, 1959, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

MARTIN, Joseph William, Jr., a Representative from Massachusetts; born in North Attleboro, Bristol County, Mass., November 3, 1884; attended the public schools and was graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1902; reporter on the Attleboro Sun and Providence Journal 1902-1908; publisher of the Evening Chronicle at North Attleboro since 1908 and also publisher of the Franklin (Mass.) Sentinel; member of the State house of representatives 1912-1914; served in the State senate 1914-1917; chairman of the Massachusetts Street Railway Investigating Commission in 1917; chairman of the Massachusetts legislative campaign committee in 1917; executive secretary of the Republican State committee 1922-1925; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1952, and 1956; permanent chairman of the Republican National Conventions in 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, and 1956; member of the Republican National Committee, serving as chairman 1940-1942; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the twenty succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1967); minority leader in the Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, Eighty-first, Eighty-second, Eighty-fourth, and Eighty-fifth Congresses; Speaker of the House of Representatives (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1966; returned to North Attleboro, Mass.; died in Hollywood, Fla., March 6, 1968; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery, North Attleboro, Mass.

 

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