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Martin Emerich

(1846 - 1922)

EMERICH, Martin, a Representative from Illinois; born in Baltimore, Md., April 27, 1846; attended the public schools; engaged in the importing business; appointed ward commissioner of the poor of Baltimore in 1870; member of the State house of delegates 1881-1883; aide-de-camp to Gov. William T. Hamilton 1880-1884, and to Gov. Elihu E. Jackson 1884-1887; moved to Chicago, Ill., in 1887 and engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1896, when he engaged in the manufacture of bricks; member of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County 1892-1894; assessor of South Chicago 1897; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; retired in 1907; died while on a visit in New York City September 27, 1922; interment in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress