Martin Henry Glynn
|Quantity:||6 boxes (3.0 cubic ft.)|
|Access:||Open to research|
|Acquisition:||Gift of Woods McCahill and Dominick C. Lizzi, July 1996|
|Processed By:||Scott Burke, Intern, College of St. Rose, August 1996|
Martin H. Glynn was born in the town of Kinderhook, N.Y. on September 17, 1871. Shortly afterward, his family moved to Valatie, N.Y.
Glynn worked as a journalist and lawyer; he later became the publisher and editor of the Albany Times Union. He also served as member of Congress from the Albany district, 1899-1901, New York State Comptroller, 1906-1908, and Lieutenant Governor, 1913. Following the impeachment of Governor William Sulzer in 1913, he became the first Roman Catholic Governor of New York State. Glynn was the Democrat Party candidate for Governor in 1914, but was defeated by his Republican opponent Charles Whitman.
Martin Glynn was active in the Progressive movement. He worked with Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, Woodrow Wilson, and William R. Hearst. Throughout most of his political career he was involved with the Albany and Tammany political machines. He also pursued his interest in Irish American affairs.
Glynn died on December 14, 1924 at the age of fifty-three.
Scope and Content Note:
The Martin H. Glynn papers contain an assortment of manuscript and printed material (1913-1924) 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.
Box and Folder List:
|1||Scrapbook - Contains newspaper articles, editorials, and correspondence (June 14, 1916-June 15, 1919)
The articles reveal Glynn’s feelings about President Wilson’s foreign policy. Also included is press coverage of the National Democratic Convention as well as articles dealing with Catholic patriotism and the women’s suffrage movement.
|Typed and Written Speeches|
|3||4||Speech: “The Man Who Worked with Dana on the Sun,” January 1922, 7 p.|
|3||6||Editorial: “A Well-Laid PLOT,” Congressional Record, January 28, 1918, 1 p.|
|3||8||Typescript of Governor Martin H. Glynn: Forgotten Hero, written by Dominick Lizzi. June 1992. Prologue through Chapter 7.|
|3||9||Typescript of Governor Martin H. Glynn: Forgotten Hero, written by Dominick Lizzi. June 1992. Chapters 8 through 25.|
|4||1||1 photograph of Governor Glynn with four unidentified men. [Man on the right looks like Franklin Delano Roosevelt.]|
|4||2||2 small photographs: one of the governor with his wife in Africa, the other unidentified.|
|Correspondence to the Governor|
|Sympathy telegrams/letters to Mrs. Glynn in relation to her husband’s death|
|4||--||Audiotape: D.C. Lizzi. Gov. Martin H. Glynn ..., 9/28/97 [possibly audiotape of book]|
|Dominick Lizzi Research Notes|
|5||1||Photocopies of death certificates.|
|5||2||Article: “Martin H. Glynn’s Administration Eventful,” [Hudson] Register Star, September 18, 1959|
|5||3||Program: Gov. Martin H. Glynn Celtic Fest, September 8, 2002|
|5||4||Photocopies of photographs, book pages, editorial cartoons, etc.|
|5||5||Notes taken during interviews with various persons with knowledge of Glynn’s personal and public life.|
|5||6||Photocopies of articles written by Lizzi for the Chatham Courier, the [Albany] Independent Evangelist and the Ogdensburg Journal|
|5||7||Photocopies of newspaper articles, mostly related to Glynn|
|5||8||Biographical and historical notes on the life and political career of Glynn|
|5||9||Photocopies of pages from books:
Myers, Gustavus. The History of Tammany Hall.
Werner, M.R. Tammany Hall.
Forest, Jay W. and Malcolm, James. Tammany’s Treason: Impreachment of Governor William Sulzer.
|6||1||Programs, photographs, articles, etc. related to dedication of plaque in honor of Martin Glynn, Albany September 17, 1998|
|6||2||Glynn’s editorial; campaign literature; speeches (photocopies)|
|6||3||Letters to and from Dominick Lizzi, many relating to the Glynn book|
|6||4||Periodical articles, excerpts from books, etc. (annotated photocopies)|
|6||5||Periodical articles, excerpts from books, etc. (annotated photocopies)|