Representative James Grubbs MARTIN

YEARS 1935-
OFFICE Representative
STATE North Carolina
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 93rd (1973-1975), 94th (1975-1977), 95th (1977-1979), 96th (1979-1981), 97th (1981-1983), 98th (1983-1985)

Representative James Grubbs MARTIN Biography

MARTIN, James Grubbs, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., December 11, 1935; graduated from Mt. Zion High School, Winnsboro, S.C., 1953; B.S., Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., 1957; Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1960; faculty, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., 1960-1970; Mecklenburg County, N.C., Commissioner, 1966-1972; founder and first chairman, Centralina Regional Council of governments, 1966-1969; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 but was elected Governor of North Carolina for the four-year term beginning January 5, 1985; is a resident of Lake Norman, N.C. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Southern Historical Collection, Manuscript Department Chapel Hill, NC Papers: 1973-1984, 234 feet. The papers include legislative files, general correspondence, schedule files, press files, casework, district office files, and photographs. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online. University of Oklahoma The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication Norman, OK Videos: 1972-1988, 39 commercials. The commercials were used during James Grubbs Martin’s campaigns for the 1972 U.S. congressional election in District 9, and the 1984 and 1988 gubernatorial elections in North Carolina, Republican Party.


James Grubbs MARTIN Committee Assignments

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