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Martin Adlai Brennan (September 21, 1879 – July 4, 1941) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Martin A. Brennan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byWilliam H. Dieterich
Succeeded byEdwin V. Champion
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1879-09-21)September 21, 1879
Bloomington, Illinois
DiedJuly 4, 1941(1941-07-04) (aged 61)
Bloomington, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, Brennan attended parochial schools. He was employed as a reporter for the Bloomington Bulletin. He was graduated from the Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, in 1902. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Bloomington, Illinois. He served as presiding judge of the Illinois Court of Claims from 1913 to 1917. He served as census supervisor for McLean County, Illinois, in 1920. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1921 to 1923. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1924.

Brennan was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1936. He resumed the practice of law in Bloomington, Illinois, until his death there on July 4, 1941. He was interred in St. Mary's Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Martin A. Brennan (id: B000799)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Dieterich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1937
Succeeded by
Edwin V. Champion

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