Joseph W. Martin Jr.

American politician from Massachusetts (1884-1968)
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Joseph William Martin Jr. (November 3, 1884 – March 6, 1968) was an American politician. He was the 44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1947 to 1949 and 1953 to 1955. He represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from 1925 through 1967. He was the only Republican become Speaker in a sixty-four year period from 1931 to 1995.[1]

Joseph W. Martin Jr.
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44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded bySam Rayburn
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded bySam Rayburn
Leader of the
House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byBertrand Snell
Succeeded byCharles A. Halleck
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1959
DeputyLeslie C. Arends
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded byCharles Halleck
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
DeputyLeslie C. Arends
Preceded bySam Rayburn
Succeeded bySam Rayburn
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1947
DeputyHarry L. Englebright
(1939–1943)
Leslie C. Arends
(1943–1947)
Preceded byBertrand H. Snell
Succeeded bySam Rayburn
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byRobert M. Leach
Succeeded byMargaret Heckler
Constituency15th district (1925–33)
14th district (1933–63)
10th district (1963–67)
Chairman of the Republican National Committee
In office
1940–1942
Preceded byJohn Hamilton
Succeeded byHarrison E. Spangler
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
1914–1917
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1912–1914
Personal details
Born
Joseph William Martin Jr.

(1884-11-03)November 3, 1884
North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedMarch 6, 1968(1968-03-06) (aged 83)
Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

ReferencesEdit

  1. James J. Kenneally, A Compassionate Conservative: A Political Biography of Joseph W. Martin Jr., Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2003)