Robert Martin (Oklahoma)

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Robert Martin

Robert Martin (1833–1897) served as Acting Governor of Oklahoma Territory from 1891 to 1892.[1]

Biography[edit]

Robert Martin was born in Frankfort Springs, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.[2] He read law and began practice in Ohio. Moving from Wichita, Kansas, he settled in Harrison, Oklahoma Territory, in 1889. He worked for the adoption of the Organic Act.

Career[edit]

After a move to El Reno, Martin was appointed Secretary of Oklahoma Territory in 1890.[3] at the same time US President Benjamin Harrison appointed George Washington Steele as Oklahoma Territory's first Governor. Serving as Governor Steele's second-in-command of the Territory, Martin assumed the governorship when Steele resigned on May 22, 1890. Martin would serve as acting governor until President Harrison appointed Abraham Jefferson Seay on February 1, 1892. He later moved to Guthrie where he was elected Mayor.[4]

Death[edit]

Martin died in Guthrie and is buried in Summit View Cemetery, Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/martin7.html
  2. ^ "Robert Martin". Find A Grave. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Robert Martin". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Robert Martin". Find A Grave. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Robert Martin". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Washington Steele
Territorial Governor
Acting Governor of Oklahoma Territory
1891–1892
Succeeded by
Abraham Jefferson Seay
Territorial Governor