Representative Barclay MARTIN

YEARS 1802-1890
OFFICE Representative
STATE Tennessee
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 29th (1845-1847)

Representative Barclay MARTIN Biography

MARTIN, Barclay, (uncle of Lewis Tillman), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Edgefield District, S.C., December 17, 1802; moved to Bourbon County, Ky., with his parents in 1804 and to Bedford County, Tenn., in 1806; pursued an academic course; moved to Columbia, Maury County, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1839 and 1840; served in the State senate 1841-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); resumed the practice of his profession; again served in the State house of representatives 1847-1849 and 1851-1853; member of the board of trustees of the Columbia Athenaeum from 1852 until his death; died in Columbia, Tenn., November 8, 1890; interment in Zion Cemetery. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society New York, NY Papers: October 20, 1847. 1 letter. Finding aid in repository.


Barclay MARTIN Committee Assignments

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