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Martin L. Sweeney

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Martin L. Sweeney
Martin L Sweeney 1939.jpg
Sweeney in 1939
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 20th district
In office
November 3, 1931 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byCharles A. Mooney
Succeeded byMichael A. Feighan
Personal details
Martin Leonard Sweeney

(1885-04-15)April 15, 1885
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedMay 1, 1960(1960-05-01) (aged 75)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Martin Leonard Sweeney (April 15, 1885 – May 1, 1960) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and the father of Robert E. Sweeney.


Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sweeney attended parochial and public schools in the area. Prior to his political career, Sweeney worked as a laborer, hoisting engineer and a salesman from 1901 to 1913. He served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1913 and 1914 and graduated from the Cleveland Law School of Baldwin-Wallace College in 1914. Sweeney was admitted to the bar that same year and begin practicing law in Cleveland. From 1924 to 1932 Sweeney was judge of the municipal court of Cleveland and served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1932. From 1927 to 1931, Sweeney was national president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.[1]

Sweeney was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles A. Mooney. He was re-elected to the Seventy-third and the four succeeding Congresses, serving from November 3, 1931, to January 3, 1943.

In the summer of 1940, a bill establishing a peacetime military draft, H.R. 10132, was introduced. Sweeney denounced the bill as an attempt to drag America into World War II on the side of Great Britain. Beverly Vincent (D-KY) said Sweeney was a traitor and a "son of a bitch." Sweeney swung at Vincent, and Vincent landed a hard right to Sweeney's head. The House doorkeeper called it the best fistfight he had witnessed in the House in his fifty years at his post.[2]

Sweeney was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1942 after being targeted for his stand against British Lend Lease and his alleged isolationism. He was defeated in the primary by Michael Feighan, who represented Cleveland in Congress for the next twenty-eight years.

He was unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Cleveland in 1933 and in 1941, and for the gubernatorial nomination in 1944. He practiced law in Cleveland until his death there on May 1, 1960. He was interred in Calvary Cemetery.


His daughter was married to the son of Cuyahoga County Sheriff Martin O'Donnell (1886–1941).

His first cousin was Dr. Francis E. Sweeney, [1894-1964] the prime suspect in the Cleveland Torso Murders (1934-1938)


  1. ^ Sullivan, J.C. (2012). "History of the AOH in Ohio". Ancient Order of Hibernians, in America (Ohio). Retrieved June 4, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Persico, Joseph E. (2012). "The Day When We Almost Lost the Army". American Heritage. 62 (1).


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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Mooney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael A. Feighan
This page was last edited on 15 March 2021, at 19:39
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