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ANSORGE, Martin Charles

ANSORGE, Martin Charles
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


ANSORGE, Martin Charles, a Representative from New York; born in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., January 1, 1882; attended the public schools and the College of the City of New York; was graduated from Columbia College in 1903 and from the Columbia Law School in 1906; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in New York City; chairman of the Triborough Bridge Committee 1918-1921; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to Congress in 1912, 1914, and 1916; declined the Republican nomination for Congress in 1918; during the First World War enlisted in the Motor Transport Corps; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessfully contested the election in 1922 of Royal H. Weller to the Sixty-eighth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for judge of the court of general sessions of New York City in 1924; unsuccessful candidate for justice of the supreme court of New York in 1927 and in 1928; resumed the practice of law in New York City; director of United Air Lines 1934-1961; engaged in general practice of law; died in New York City, February 4, 1967; interment in Temple Israel Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Oral History Archives

New York, NY
Oral History: 1949, 74 pages, transcribed. Reminiscences of Martin Charles Ansorge.

University of Chicago
Special Collections Research Center

Chicago, IL
Papers: 1925, 1 item. A letter from George W. Wickersham to Martin C. Ansorge written on September 9, 1925. In the letter, Wickersham writes regarding his appointment as a member of the Campaign Committee for the election of a Republican mayor of New York.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. Congress. House. Committee on elections no. 1. Martin C. Ansorge v. Royal H. Weller. Argument of counsel before Committee on elections no. 1, House of representatives, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session, on the contested - election case of Martin C. Ansorage v. Royal H. Weller from the twenty-first congressional district of New York. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924.

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