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About Martin H Glynn
Martin Henry Glynn was the 40th Governor of New York from 1913 to 1914, the first Irish American Roman Catholic to hold that position.
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. He was a delegate to the 1916 and 1924 Democratic National Conventions.
Glynn committed suicide in 1924, after having suffered from chronic back pain from a spinal injury throughout his adult life. He was buried at the St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, New York.