Peter Francis Martin

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Peter Francis Martin (January 13, 1856 – May 2, 1935) was a contractor and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Halifax in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1921 as a Unionist Party member. Martin sat for Halifax division in the Senate of Canada from 1921 to 1935 as a Conservative.[1]

He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the son of Francis Martin, and was educated there. Martin married Elizabeth C. Sullivan. He served 18 years on Halifax city council[2] and was mayor from 1915 to 1918. The Halifax Explosion occurred during this term as mayor.[3] Martin died in office in Halifax at the age of 79.[2]


  1. ^ Peter Francis Martin – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ "Former Mayors". City of Halifax. Retrieved 2009-09-02.