Martin Behrman Edit Profile
Public school education, New Orleans.
He lived most of his life in the Algiers neighborhood, on the west bank of the Mississippi River. As a young man he became affiliated with the Regular Democratic Organization, a powerful political faction in New Orleans, during the 1888 campaign of Francis T. Nicholls for governor of Louisiana. Behrman served as a delegate to the Louisiana state constitutional convention in 1898.
Behrman eventually served as mayor for just under 17 years, first from 1904 to 1920. After four consecutive terms he was defeated by reform candidate Andrew J. McShane. He died in New Orleans less than a year into his fifth term.
"You can make it illegal, but you can't make it unpopular" (in reference to the closing of the Storyville district). Behrman Avenue, New Orleans Behrman Highway, New Orleans Behrman Memorial Park, including Behrman Gym & Stadium, 2529 General Meyer Avenue, New Orleans Behrman neighborhood in Algiers Martin Behrman Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana Martin Behrman Walk, Metairie, Louisiana Martin Behrman Senior High School, whose faculty included State Senator Olaf Fink, later known as Martin Behrman Middle School, then Martin Behrman Elementary School, and finally Martin Behrman Charter School. 715 Opelousas Avenue, New Orleans SS Martin Behrman, a World War II Liberty ship.
Member Louisiana Constitutional Convention, 1898 and 1921.
Married Julia Collins, of Cincinnati, 1887.