Martin W. Deyo

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Martin Weld Deyo (December 12, 1902 – October 20, 1951) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was born on December 12, 1902, in Binghamton, Broome County, New York, the son of Assemblyman Israel T. Deyo (1854–1953)[1] and Edith Austin (Weld) Deyo (1863–1944). He attended Binghamton Central High School, and graduated from Amherst College in 1925.[2] In 1928, he married Amy G. Sleeper (1902–1975). He graduated from Columbia Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1931, and practiced in Binghamton.

Deyo was a member of the New York State Assembly (Broome Co., 2nd D.) in 1933 and 1934; and a member of the New York State Senate (40th D.) in 1935 and 1936. In 1935, he introduced a bill in the Legislature to sterilize mentally defective people.[3]

He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1938.

He was a Justice of the New York Supreme Court (6th D.) from 1940 until his death in 1951, and sat on the Appellate Division (3rd Dept.) from 1947 on.

He died on October 20, 1951;[4] and was buried at the Floral Park Cemetery in Johnson City.


  1. ^ DEYO, AMHERST '79, DIES in the New York Times on October 7, 1953 (subscription required)
  2. ^ Amherst College, Class of 1925
  3. ^ STERILIZATION BILL OFFERED AT ALBANY in the New York Times on February 20, 1935 (subscription required)
  4. ^ TWO JUSTICES NAMED TO APPELLATE POSTS in the New York Times on December 29, 1951 (subscription required)

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Forman E. Whitcomb
New York State Assembly
Broome County, 2nd District

Succeeded by
James E. Hill
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Bert Lord
New York State Senate
40th District

Succeeded by
Roy M. Page