Martin Harty

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Martin Harty
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the Strafford 3 district
In office
December 1, 2010 – March 14, 2011
Personal details
Born (1919-03-25) March 25, 1919 (age 98)
Barre, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Arlene Francis Harty
Children Monica
Mary Ann
Margaret
Marlene
Michele
Martin
Neal
Jerome
John
Tommy
Residence Barrington, New Hampshire

Martin C. Harty was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and served from 2010 to early 2011. A Republican, he was one of eight legislators who represent Strafford County District 3, comprising the towns of Barrington, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, and Strafford.

In a March 2011, as a freshman state Representative, Harty promoted eugenics in a conversation with the manager of a community health program (saying that this was a way to get rid of "defective people") and said that he favored sending people with mental illnesses on a one-way trip to Siberia. Nevertheless subsequently resigned, however, effective on March 15, 2011. Harty was 91 at the time of his resignation.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catalina Camia, N.H. state legislator resigns after remark about mental illness, USA Today (March 14, 2011).
  2. ^ Paula Duffy, N.H legislator 91 year old Martin Harty resigns, admits job was confusing, New Hampshire Union-Leader (March 15, 2011).