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Eben Wever MARTIN

(1855-1932)

MARTIN, Eben Wever, a Representative from South Dakota; born in Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, April 12, 1855; attended the public schools and was graduated from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1879; attended the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1879 and 1880; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced the practice of law in Deadwood, Dak. (now South Dakota); member of the Territorial house of representatives of Dakota in 1884 and 1885; served as president of the board of education of the city of Deadwood 1886-1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1907); did not seek the renomination in 1906 but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; elected to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William H. Parker; reelected to the Sixty-first, Sixty-second, and Sixty-third Congresses and served from November 3, 1908, until March 3, 1915; was not a candidate for renomination in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Hot Springs, S.Dak., until his death in that city on May 22, 1932; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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