Joseph W. Martin
|Joseph W. Martin Jr.|
|Former U.S. Representative from Massachusetts's 15th, 14th, and 10th Congressional District|
From: March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1967
|Predecessor||Robert M. Leach|
Joseph William Martin, Jr. (November 3, 1884 – March 6, 1968) was a prominent Republican from Massachusetts who served as a longtime U.S. representative from the state. He was a member of the Conservative Coalition during the 1930s, strongly opposing Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal program.
U.S. House of Representatives
During the New Deal era as many black voters who traditionally supported the Republicans began to favor the Democratic Party only for short-term economic benefits during the Great Depression (though well-aware of the party's history of racism), Martin worked to maintain the Republican Party commitment to helping blacks as a priority, holding powerful positions within the Republican establishment during the time in the RNC and as a campaign manager for Alf Landon, a Moderate Republican who unsuccessfully challenged FDR in the 1936 presidential election.
- A Compassionate Conservative: A Political Biography of Joseph W. Martin, Jr ... - James Joseph Kenneally. Google Books. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
- Party Realignment And The New Deal. history.house.gov. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
- Black Republicans during the New Deal: The Role of Joseph W. Martin, Jr.. JSTOR. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
- Profile at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Joseph William Martin, Jr. via Britannica
- Profile at history.house.gov
- Profile at Find A Grave