Representative Lewis J MARTIN

YEARS 1844-1913
OFFICE Representative
STATE New Jersey
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 63rd (1913-1915)

Representative Lewis J MARTIN Biography

MARTIN, Lewis J., a Representative from New Jersey; born near Deckertown, Sussex County, N.J., on February 22, 1844; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Branchville, N.J.; chief clerk in the office of the county clerk of Sussex County in 1868 and 1869; county clerk of Sussex County in 1869; member of the State house of assembly 1879-1881; judge of Sussex County Court 1881-1896; served as attorney to the board of freeholders of Sussex County from 1896 to 1911, when he was appointed county judge by Governor Wilson and served until his death; member of the town committee 1896-1907; member of the State senate 1898-1903; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 1913; interment in Newton Cemetery, Newton, N.J. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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