- Joy J. Jackson
Behrman, Martin (14 October 1864–12 January 1926), mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, was born in New York City, the son of working-class German-Jewish parents, Henry Behrman, a cigar maker, and Frederica (maiden name unknown). The family moved to New Orleans when Martin was seven months old. His father died while his son was still too young to remember him in later years. His mother ran a dry goods stand in the Quarter’s French Market after her husband’s death. She died in 1876 leaving Behrman an orphan at twelve....