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Joseph C. Baldwin


Joseph C. Baldwin

Joseph Clark Baldwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th district
In office
March 11, 1941 – January 3, 1947
Preceded by Kenneth F. Simpson
Succeeded by Frederic R. Coudert, Jr.
Personal details
Born January 11, 1897 (1897-01-11)
New York City, New York
Died Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. (aged 60)
Manhattan, New York County, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Marthe Guillon-Verne Baldwin
Profession newspaper reporter


Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy

United States Army

Rank Seaman



Unit Machine Gun Company of the Three Hundred and Fifth Infantry
Commands First Platoon, Machine Gun Company, Thirty-ninth Infantry
Battles/wars World War I
Awards French Legion of Honor

Joseph Clark Baldwin (January 11, 1897 – October 27, 1957) was an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.


  • Biography 1
  • Career 2
  • Death 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Born Joseph Clark Baldwin III in New York City, New York, son of Joseph Clark Baldwin Jr. and Fanny Taylor Baldwin, he dropped the III upon his father's death in 1937. He attended private schools, and was graduated from St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire, in 1916. He married Marthe Guillon-Verne on December 5, 1923, and they had two sons and two daughters.[1]


During World War I, Baldwin enlisted in the United States Navy in 1917; but after 6 months of seasickness he was transferred to the United States Army in 1918. He first served overseas as a private in the Machine Gun Company of the Three Hundred and Fifth Infantry. He then received a commission and, as captain, commanded the First Platoon, Machine Gun Company, Thirty-ninth Infantry. In honor of his service in France he was made an officer of the French Legion of Honor.[2]

Graduated from Harvard University in 1920, Baldwin was a political reporter for the New York Tribune, and became Associate Editor for the "North Westchester Times" from 1922 to 1930. In 1930 he established a public relations firm. From 1929 to 1934, he served as a member of the board of aldermen of New York City. He was a member of the New York State Senate (17th D.) in 1935 and 1936; and of the New York City Council from 1937 to 1941. He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1938.[3]

Baldwin was elected as a Republican to the 77th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kenneth F. Simpson. He was re-elected to the 78th and 79th United States Congresses, holding office from March 11, 1941, to January 3, 1947.[4] An unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress, he became a representative for United Dye and Chemical Corporation, and William Recht Company, Incorporated.


Baldwin died, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, New York, on October 27, 1957 (age 60 years, 289 days). He is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York.[5]


  1. ^ "Joseph C. Baldwin". Penfield Family Genealogy. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Joseph C. Baldwin". Find A Grave. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joseph C. Baldwin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Joseph C. Baldwin". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Joseph C. Baldwin". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 

External links

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Albert Wald
New York State Senate
17th District

Succeeded by
Leon A. Fischel
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kenneth F. Simpson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
Frederic R. Coudert, Jr.
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