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John Andrew MARTIN

(1868-1939)

MARTIN, John Andrew, a Representative from Colorado; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 10, 1868; moved with his parents to Fulton, Mo., in 1872; attended the public schools of Mexico and Fulton, Mo.; moved with his parents to Kansas in 1884 and worked on a farm; moved to Colorado in 1887; employed on railroad construction work and as a locomotive fireman 1887-1894; member of the city council of La Junta in 1895 and 1896, and published the La Junta Times during the same period; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Pueblo, Colo., in 1897; member of the State house of representatives in 1901 and 1902; city attorney in 1905 and 1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1912; resumed the practice of law; again city attorney in 1916 and 1917; during the First World War recruited a volunteer battalion and was commissioned a major; resumed the practice of law in Pueblo, Colo.; elected to the Seventy-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 23, 1939; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo, Colo.

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

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