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Martin Adlai BRENNAN

(1879-1941)

BRENNAN, Martin Adlai, a Representative from Illinois; born in Bloomington, McLean County, Ill., September 21, 1879; attended parochial schools; employed as a reporter for the Bloomington Bulletin; was graduated from the Wesleyan College of Law, Bloomington, Ill., in 1902; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Bloomington, Ill.; served as presiding judge of the Illinois Court of Claims 1913-1917; served as census supervisor for McLean County, Ill., in 1920; member of the State house of representatives 1921-1923; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed the practice of law in Bloomington, Ill., until his death there on July 4, 1941; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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