Martin K. Gantz

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Martin Kissinger Gantz
Martin K. Gantz.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded bySamuel S. Yoder
Succeeded byFernando C. Layton
Personal details
Born(1862-01-28)January 28, 1862
Miami County, Ohio
DiedFebruary 10, 1916(1916-02-10) (aged 54)
Troy, Ohio
Resting placeRiverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNational Normal University
Cincinnati Law School

Martin Kissinger Gantz (January 28, 1862 – February 10, 1916) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Bethel Township, Miami County, Ohio, Gantz attended the common schools and National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio. He was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1883. He was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Troy, Ohio. He served as mayor of the city of Troy in 1889.

Gantz was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Troy. He served as commissioner from the State of Ohio to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. He served as delegate to all Democratic State conventions from 1892 to 1906. He served as delegate to the 1908 Democratic National Convention. He represented the United States State Department on the directorate of El Banco Nacional de Nicaragua y El Ferrocarril del Pacífico de Nicaragua in 1914 and 1915. He died in Troy, Ohio, February 10, 1916. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Martin K. Gantz (id: G000043)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel S. Yoder
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Fernando C. Layton