Martin W. Littleton

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Martin W. Littleton, Congressman from New York

Martin Wiley Littleton (January 12, 1872 – December 19, 1934) was a United States Representative from New York. Born near Kingston in Roane County, Tennessee, he moved to Texas in 1881 with his parents, who settled in Dallas. He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Dallas. He was prosecuting attorney of Dallas County from 1893 to 1896, and in the latter year moved to New York City and continued the practice of his profession. He was district attorney of Kings County from 1900 to 1904 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904. He was Brooklyn Borough President in 1904 and 1905 and was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress, holding office from March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1913. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress and resumed the practice of law and resided in New York City and Mineola, Nassau County, Long Island. In 1934 he died at Mineola; interment was in the Littleton family mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Cocks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Lathrop Brown