History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Martin J. Wade
MARTIN J. WADE was born in Burlington, Vermont, on the 20th of October, 1861. He came to Iowa in 1870 and received his education in the common schools, at St. Joseph's College at Dubuque and in the Iowa State University. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1886. In 1892 a professor in the Law Department of the State University and since the latter date has been a lecturer in the same department, and since 1897 has been lecturer in the Medical Department. In 1889-90 he was president of the State Bar Association; and has been president of the Iowa City Public Library since its organization in 1897. In 1893 Mr. Wade was elected judge of the Eighth Judicial District, serving until 1902 when he was elected Representative in Congress for the Second District on the Democratic ticket.