Joseph A. Martin

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Joseph A. Martin
50th Mayor of Detroit, Michigan
In office
June 10, 1924 – August 2, 1924
Preceded by Frank Ellsworth Doremus
Succeeded by John C. Lodge
Personal details
Born 1888
Died October 17, 1928
Detroit, Michigan

Joseph A. Martin (1888 – October 17, 1928) was the mayor of Detroit, Michigan in 1924.

Biography[edit]

Joseph A. Martin was born in 1888.[1] He was Commissioner of Public Works for Detroit from 1920 to 1923.[2] He served as acting mayor in 1924 after Frank Ellsworth Doremus resigned for health reasons.[3] Martin resigned to concentrate on running for mayor, but lost a three-way race to John W. Smith (with Charles Bowles as the write-in candidate).[4]

Joseph A. Martin died on October 17, 1928.[5]

Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Ellsworth Doremus
Mayor of Detroit
June 10, 1924 – August 2, 1924
Succeeded by
John C. Lodge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayors of U.S. Cities A - L". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved November 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ Sidney Fine (1975), Frank Murphy, Volume 2, University of Michigan Press, p. 172, ISBN 0-472-32949-9 
  3. ^ Municipal manual of the city of Detroit, 1984 
  4. ^ Robert Mark Warner; C. Warren Vander Hill (1974), A Michigan reader: 1865 to the present, Eerdmans, p. 175, ISBN 0-8028-7030-9 
  5. ^ "Former Detroit Official Killed". The New York Times. October 18, 1928.