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Encyclopedia > James G. Martin

James Grubbs Martin (born 11 December 1935) was a Republican governor of the state of North Carolina from 1985 to 1993. James Martin or Jim Martin may refer to: Politicians: James Martin (Australian politician) (1820–1886), former Premier of New South Wales James D. Martin (born 1918), U.S. Representative from Alabama James G. Martin (born 1935), North Carolina governor James S. Martin (1826-1907), U.S. Representative from Illinois Jim... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Governor of North Carolina is the top executive of the government of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...

Martin was born in Chatham County, Georgia, on December 11, 1935. He was subsequently raised in South Carolina. Chatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83...

Prior to being elected governor, Martin was a member of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Board of Commissioners. He served as professor of chemistry at Davidson College, after receiving his doctorate in chemistry from Princeton University in 1960. In the early 70s he was a well known environmentalist. Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... Davidson College is a private liberal arts college for 1,700 students in Davidson, North Carolina, USA. Both the town and college were named for Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War commander. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

His political career included service as Mecklenburg County Commissioner and as commission chairman. He was a president of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

He became a U.S. Representative in 1972, and served for six terms. He served as a Ways and Means Committee member, and as a House Republican Research Committee chairman. He became the first elected official to receive the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award, given by the American Chemical Society for outstanding public service by an American chemist. When he was elected Governor, he became only the second North Carolina Republican governor to be elected in the twentieth century. He was part of a 28-year trend of Governors of North Carolina being named James. During his term in office, he promoted education and North Carolina commerce. An avid train enthusiast, he was especially noted for advancing the cause of regional passenger rail in the state. The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... The Committee on Ways and Means is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a learned society (professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. ... Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. ...

In 1988 Martin commuted convicted murderer Jon Benson from death row to a life sentence. Benson will be released on December 21st, 2007. :(

In 1992 he retired from political life and became chairman of the board of the James Cannon Research Center of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) is a public, not for profit hospital located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...

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  • News & Observer: An odd path to the top
  • Congressional Biography
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Preceded by
Jim Hunt
Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by
Jim Hunt



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