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Encyclopedia > George B. Martin
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George Brown Martin (August 18, 1876 - November 12, 1945), a Democrat, served as a member of the United States Senate from Kentucky. August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ...


Born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Martin moved with his parents to Catlettsburg, Kentucky in 1877. He attended the public schools and graduated from Centre University in 1895. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1900, commencing practice in Catlettsburg. Before entering politices, Martin was general counsel and director of the Big Sandy & Kentucky River Railway Company and vice president of the Ohio Valley Electric Railway Company. He was also director of the Kentucky-Farmers Bank of Catlettsburg. Prestonsburg is a city located in Floyd County in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Kentucky on the eastern bank of the Levisa Fork River. ... Catlettsburg is a city located in Boyd County, Kentucky. ... Centre College is an accredited, private, four-year liberal arts college located in Danville, Kentucky, USA, a community of about 15,000 located in Boyle County, approximately 35 miles (56. ...


Martin became county judge of Boyd County, Kentucky in 1904, and was a member of the Council of National Defense for Kentucky in 1917. He was appointed major in the Judge Advocate General's Department of the United States Army, but did not serve, having been appointed as a U.S. Senator on September 7, 1918. He had been appointed as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ollie M. James, and served until March 3, 1919. He was not a candidate for election to the full term. While in Congress, Martin served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture. Boyd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... This article is in reference to the U.S. JAG Corps. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Ollie Murray James (July 27, 1871 - August 28, 1918), a Democrat, represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


After his career in politics, Martin resumed the practice of law in Catlettsburg, where he died in 1945 and was intermed in Catlettsburg Cemetery.

Preceded by:
Ollie M. James
United States Senator (Class 2) from Kentucky
1918 - 1919
Succeeded by:
Augustus Owsley Stanley

Ollie Murray James (July 27, 1871 - August 28, 1918), a Democrat, represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Kentucky to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Official Senate portait This article is about the politician. ...

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