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Joseph W. Martin Jr.
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44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Preceded by Sam Rayburn
Succeeded by Sam Rayburn
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by Sam Rayburn
Succeeded by Sam Rayburn
Leader of the
House Republican Conference
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1959
Preceded by Bertrand Snell
Succeeded by Charles A. Halleck
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1959
Deputy Leslie C. Arends
Preceded by Sam Rayburn
Succeeded by Charles Halleck
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
Deputy Leslie C. Arends
Preceded by Sam Rayburn
Succeeded by Sam Rayburn
In office
January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1947
Deputy Harry L. Englebright
(1939–1943)
Leslie C. Arends
(1943–1947)
Preceded by Bertrand H. Snell
Succeeded by Sam Rayburn
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1925 – January 3, 1967
Preceded by Robert M. Leach
Succeeded by Margaret Heckler
Constituency 15th district (1925–33)
14th district (1933–63)
10th district (1963–67)
Chairman of the Republican National Committee
In office
1940–1942
Preceded by John Hamilton
Succeeded by Harrison E. Spangler
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
1914–1917
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1912–1914
Personal details
Born
Joseph William Martin Jr.

(1884-11-03)November 3, 1884
North Attleborough, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died March 6, 1968(1968-03-06) (aged 83)
Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican

Joseph William Martin Jr. (November 3, 1884 – March 6, 1968) was an American politician. He was the 44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1947 to 1949 and 1953 to 1955. He represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives from 1925 through 1967. He was the only Republican become Speaker in a sixty-four year period from 1931 to 1995.

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