Martin Tenni was born on 4 April 1934 in Cairns, the son of Henry Tenni and Francis May, née Reed. After attending state schools in the Cairns area, he underwent national service training in 1952 before entering the hardware business, eventually managing his own company.
In 1974 he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Barron River. In 1983 he was promoted to the front bench as Minister for Environment, Valuation and Administrative Services. He was moved to Water Resources and Maritime Services in 1986 and to Mines and Energy in 1987, adding Northern Development in 1989. He resigned from parliament on 10 November 1989.
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