POLITICAL PARTY Democrat
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 65th (1917-1919)
Representative Charles MARTIN Biography
MARTIN, Charles, a Representative from Illinois; born near Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., May 20, 1856; moved with his parents to Chicago, Ill., in 1860; attended the public schools; engaged in business as a sewer contractor and later as a coal dealer; served as alderman in the city council 1894-1903, 1905-1907, and 1910-1913, and again elected in 1915; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1917, until his death in Chicago, Ill., October 28, 1917; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
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