Martin K. Gantz

Martin Kissinger Gantz ( born January 28, 1862 in Bethel, Miami County, Ohio, † February 10, 1916 in Troy, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1893 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Martin Gantz attended the public schools of his home and then the Lebanon College, also in Ohio. After a subsequent study of law at the Cincinnati Law College and his 1883 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Troy in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1889, he was mayor of Troy. In the congressional elections of 1890 Gantz was in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel S. Yoder on March 4, 1891. Since he has not been confirmed in 1892, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1893.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Gantz again practiced as a lawyer in Troy. In 1904 he was State Representative from Ohio to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the World's Fair in St. Louis. Between 1892 and 1906 he participated in all regional party days of the Democrats in Ohio as a delegate. In July 1908 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Denver. In the years 1914 and 1915 Gantz acted as representatives of the U.S. State Department, the Board, based in Nicaragua El Banco Nacional de Nicaragua and El Ferrocarril del Pacífico de Nicaragua. He died on 10 February 1916 in Troy, where he was also buried.