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Adam Martin Wyant (September 15, 1869 – January 5, 1935) was an American politician who served as Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He was also an early professional football player for the Greensburg Athletic Association from 1895 through 1897. Prior to that, he also played collegiate football for Bucknell University and the University of Chicago from 1890 through 1893. Wyant was the first professional football player to become a United States Congressman.

Adam Martin Wyant was born near Kittanning. He attended Mount Pleasant Institute, and Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1895. He moved to Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in 1896, where he studied law, and was admitted to the Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Bar in 1902. He then commenced the practice of law in Greensburg. He was interested in coal mining and other business enterprises.

Wyant was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932. He resumed his former business pursuits and died in Greensburg; he was interred in St. Clair Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John H. Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

1921 - 1923
Succeeded by
Samuel F. Glatfelter
Preceded by
John M. Morin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 31st congressional district

1923 - 1933
Succeeded by
M. Clyde Kelly


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