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Robert Nicols MARTIN

(1798-1870)

MARTIN, Robert Nicols, a Representative from Maryland; born in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md., January 14, 1798; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced at Princess Anne, Md., 1819-1827; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); settled in Baltimore and resumed the practice of law; appointed by Governor Pratt chief justice of the western judicial district in 1845, in which capacity he served until the office was vacated by the constitution of 1851; again engaged in the practice of his profession in Baltimore; judge of the superior court of Baltimore 1859-1867; professor of international law in the University of Maryland at Baltimore 1867-1870; died at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 20, 1870; interment in Christ Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cambridge, Md.

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

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