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Martin Kissinger GANTZ

(1862-1916)

GANTZ, Martin Kissinger, a Representative from Ohio; born in Bethel Township, Miami County, Ohio, January 28, 1862; attended the common schools and Lebanon (Ohio) College; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law College in 1883; was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Troy, Ohio; mayor of the city of Troy in 1889; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Troy; commissioner from the State of Ohio to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904; delegate to all Democratic State conventions from 1892 to 1906; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; represented the Department of State on the directorate of El Banco Nacional de Nicaragua y El Ferrocarril del PacĂ­fico de Nicaragua in 1914 and 1915; died in Troy, Ohio, February 10, 1916; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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