Martin L. Sweeney

Martin Leonard Sweeney ( born April 15, 1885 in Cleveland, Ohio; † May 1, 1960 ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From November 3, 1931 to January 3, 1943, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 20th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Martin Sweeney was born in Cleveland and grew up there. The public schools he attended also. Before he became politically active, he was, inter alia, active as sellers. From 1913 to 1914 he sat in the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 1914, he completed his law degree at Cleveland State University. He was admitted to the bar the same year and became operational in Cleveland. From 1924 to 1932 Sweeney stood as a judge in the service of the city of Cleveland. In 1932 he was a delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

In a Special Election Sweeney 1931 was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to complete the term of office of the late Charles A. Mooney. In the subsequent regular elections, he defended his seat When the internal party primaries for congressional election in 1942, he had to admit defeat his successor Michael A. Feighan. He was then returned to the bar.

Sweeney died in 1960 in his native city. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery.