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Charles Drake MARTIN

(1829-1911)

MARTIN, Charles Drake, a Representative from Ohio; born in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, August 5, 1829; attended the public schools and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; member of the supreme court commission 1883-1886; continued the practice of law in Lancaster, Ohio, until his death there August 27, 1911; interment in Forest Rose Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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