David Thomas MARTIN, Congress, NE (1907-1997)

MARTIN David Thomas , a Representative from Nebraska; born in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebr., July 9, 1907; attended the public schools; attended Dartmouth College; engaged in the retail lumber business; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1944 and 1948; chairman, Nebraska State Republican committee, 1949-1954; member, Republican National Committee, 1952-1954; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1961, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Kearney, Nebr., until his death on May 15, 1997.

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

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