WADE, Martin Joseph

WADE, Martin Joseph
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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WADE, Martin Joseph, a Representative from Iowa; born in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., October 20, 1861; moved to Iowa with his parents at an early age; attended the common schools and St. Joseph's College (later Columbia University), Dubuque, Iowa; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1886; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, 1886-1893; judge of the eighth judicial district of Iowa 1893-1903; lecturer in the law department of the University of Iowa 1891-1903 and professor of medical jurisprudence 1895-1905; president of the Iowa State Bar Association in 1897 and 1898; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Iowa City, Iowa; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1904 and 1912; appointed judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa in 1915 and served until his death April 16, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif., while on a visit in that State; interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Iowa Libraries

Iowa City, IA
Papers: ca. 1900-1927, 0.5 linear foot. The papers of Martin J. Wade consist of one-half linear foot of manuscript material dating from 1900 to 1927. Three scrapbooks relating to his Congressional and Judicial careers make up the bulk of this small collection. His speeches and commentaries are included as well as newspaper clippings. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Wade, Martin Joseph. Address of Honorable Martin J. Wade. St. Paul, Minn.: The America First Association, [1918].

------. The Constitution Through Problems. [Los Angeles: American Publishing Company, 1931].

------. "Down with the Constitution!" [Davenport, Iowa]: American Citizen Publishing Company, [1924?]

------. Education in Americanism. Iowa City?: N.p., 1917.

------. How to Study the Constitution, How to Write an Oration upon the Constitution. Chicago, Ill.: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, etc.: The American Citizen Publishing Co., 1924.

------. Lessons in Americanism . [Des Moines]: American Publicity Co., 1920.

------. Shall we have a school of Americanism? An address delivered before the Rotary club of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1919.

------. The Short Constitution ... being a consideration of the Constitution of the United States, with particular reference to the guarantees of life, liberty, and property contained therein, sometimes designated the Bill of rights, by Martin J. Wade ... and William F. Russell ... annotations by Charles H. Meyerholz. Cedar Rapids, Iowa: American Citizen Publishing Co., [1921].

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