Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Martin, John

Martin, John, a Senator from Kansas; born near Hartsville, Wilson County, Tenn., November 12, 1833; attended the common schools; clerked in stores and in the post office; moved to Tecumseh, Shawnee County, Kans., in 1855; elected assistant clerk of the first house of representatives in the Territory in 1855; county clerk and register of deeds 1855-1857; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Tecumseh; justice of the peace in 1857; county attorney of Shawnee County 1858-1860; postmaster of Tecumseh in 1858 and 1859; deputy United States attorney 1859-1861; reporter of the State supreme court in 1860; moved to Topeka and practiced law in 1861; served in the State house of representatives 1871-1875; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Baltimore in 1872; chairman of Kansas Democratic State executive committee in 1872; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1876; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1877; appointed and subsequently elected district judge and served from 1883 to 1885; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Fiftieth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1888; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on January 25, 1893, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Preston B. Plumb and served from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1895; clerk of the Supreme Court of Kansas 1897-1899; died in Topeka, Kans., September 3, 1913; interment in Topeka Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Martin, John," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1507 Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQZ477TSPUNMFUL.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Martin, John." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1507, Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQZ477TSPUNMFUL.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Martin, John' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1507. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQZ477TSPUNMFUL.