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John Preston MARTIN

(1811-1862)

MARTIN, John Preston, (brother of Elbert Sevier Martin and grandfather of George Brown Martin), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Jonesville, Lee County, Va., October 11, 1811; pursued an academic course; moved to Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky., in 1828; member of the State house of representatives 1841-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Twenty-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; member of the State senate 1855-1859; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856; died in Prestonburg, Ky., December 23, 1862; interment in May Cemetery.

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

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