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Edward MARTIN

(1879-1967)
Senate Years of Service:
1947-1959
Party:
Republican

MARTIN, Edward, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born at Ten Mile, Greene County, Pa., September 18, 1879; attended the public schools; graduated from Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, Pa., in 1901; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1905 and commenced practice in Waynesburg; served in the Spanish-American War on the Mexican Border and in the First and Second World Wars; burgess of East Waynesburg 1902-1905; solicitor of Greene County 1908-1910, 1916-1920; auditor general of Pennsylvania 1925-1929; State treasurer 1929-1933; adjutant general of Pennsylvania 1939-1943; president of the National Guard Association of the United States 1940; Governor of Pennsylvania 1943-1946; chairman of the National Governors Conference 1945-1946; had varied business interests, including fire insurance, oil and gas, and banking; author and editor; president of the Council of State Governments in 1946; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1946; reelected in 1952, and served from January 3, 1947, to January 3, 1959; chairman, Committee on Public Works (Eighty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; retired; died in Washington, Pa., March 19, 1967; interment in Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Pa.

Bibliography

Martin, Edward. Always Be On Time: An Autobiography. Harrisburg: Telegraph Press, 1959.

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

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