Glynn, Martin H.
1st Irish-American Roman Catholic Governor of New York 1913-14
Autograph ID: 6297
Condition: Very good, faint toning at top, tiny pinhole top center
Description: “(1871-1924) 40th Governor of New York 1913-14, 1st Irish-American Roman Catholic governor of the state, then the most populated state in the US. Admitted to the bar in 1897, from 1896 on, he wrote for the Albany times-Union daily newspaper, becoming its editor, publisher and owner.
US Rep 1899-1901 (D), State Comptroller 1907-08, defeated for reelection. He was elected Lieut. Governor in 1912 on the ticket with William Sulzer, succeeding to the governorship upon Sulzer’s impeachment and removal from office in 1913. Defeated for re-election in 1914 by Charles S. Whitman, he was a delegate to 1916 & 1924 National Democratic conventions. As the keynote speaker at the 1916 convention, Glynn delivered one of his most famous speeches, praising the accomplishments of President Wilson and the Democratic Party platform. He was active in the Progressive movement and had an interest in Irish-American affairs. Glynn committed suicide by gunshot in 1924, after having suffered throughout his adult life from chronic back pain caused by a spinal injury. His article “The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!” was published in the October 31, 1919 issue of “The American Hebrew”; in it he lamented the poor conditions for European Jews after WW I, prophetically referring to these conditions as a potential “holocaust” and asserted that “six million Jewish men and women are starving across the seas”. Signed 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 card”
Type: Signed Card