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Martin Joseph WADE

(1861-1931)

WADE, Martin Joseph, a Representative from Iowa; born in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vt., October 20, 1861; moved to Iowa with his parents at an early age; attended the common schools and St. Joseph’s College (later Columbia University), Dubuque, Iowa; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1886; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, 1886-1893; judge of the eighth judicial district of Iowa 1893-1903; lecturer in the law department of the University of Iowa 1891-1903 and professor of medical jurisprudence 1895-1905; president of the Iowa State Bar Association in 1897 and 1898; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Iowa City, Iowa; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1904 and 1912; appointed judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa in 1915 and served until his death April 16, 1931, in Los Angeles, Calif., while on a visit in that State; interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa.

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

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