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James Grubbs MARTIN

(1935- )

MARTIN, James Grubbs, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., December 11, 1935; graduated from Mt. Zion High School, Winnsboro, S.C., 1953; B.S., Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., 1957; Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1960; faculty, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., 1960-1970; Mecklenburg County, N.C., Commissioner, 1966-1972; founder and first chairman, Centralina Regional Council of governments, 1966-1969; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 but was elected Governor of North Carolina for the four-year term beginning January 5, 1985; is a resident of Lake Norman, N.C.

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

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