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Martin Emerich (April 27, 1846 – September 27, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Martin Emerich
Martin Emerich (Illinois Congressman).jpg
Chicago Inter Ocean, November 4, 1894
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905
Preceded byJames Robert Mann
Succeeded byMartin B. Madden
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
In office
Personal details
Born(1846-04-27)April 27, 1846
Baltimore, Maryland
DiedSeptember 27, 1922(1922-09-27) (aged 76)
New York City, New York
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Emerich attended the public schools. He engaged in the importing business. He was appointed ward commissioner of the poor of Baltimore in 1870. He served as member of the Maryland House of Delegates 1881-1883. He served as aide-de-camp to Governor William T. Hamilton 1880-1884, and to Governor Elihu E. Jackson 1884-1887. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1887 and engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1896, when he engaged in the manufacture of bricks. He served as member of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County 1892-1894. He served as assessor of South Chicago 1897.

Emerich was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1904. He retired in 1907. He died while on a visit in New York City at age 76, and was interred in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Martin Emerich (id: E000170)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Martin Emerich at Find a Grave
  • Martin Emerich at The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Robert Mann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Martin B. Madden

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