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Martin Charles Ansorge

(1882 - 1967)

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.

Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress