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James Edgar MARTINE

(1850-1925)
Senate Years of Service:
1911-1917
Party:
Democrat

MARTINE, James Edgar, a Senator from New Jersey; born in New York City, August 25, 1850; moved with his parents to Plainfield, N.J., in 1857; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits, the real estate business, and in building; member of the Plainfield common council; unsuccessful candidate for election as mayor of Plainfield; unsuccessful candidate in 1906 for election to the Sixtieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1917; chairman, Committee on Coast Defenses (Sixty-third Congress), Committee on Industrial Expositions (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Miami, Fla., February 26, 1925; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Plainfield, N.J.

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

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