Eben Martin

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Eben W. Martin, Congressman from South Dakota

Eben Wever Martin (April 12, 1855 – May 22, 1932) was a U.S. Republican politician.

He was born in Maquoketa, Iowa. He studied in the law department at the University of Michigan in the years 1879 and 1880.

In 1900, Martin was elected as a Republican to Seat B, one of South Dakota's two at-large seats in the United States House of Representatives, and served from March 4, 1901 to March 3, 1907. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 1906.

After the death of William H. Parker, Martin won a special election to fill the Seat B vacancy in the U.S. House, and was re-elected to three more terms, serving from November 3, 1908 to March 3, 1915. As a result of the 1910 census South Dakota was apportioned three House members and created three districts. In Martin's 1912 reelection he ran successfully for the 3rd District seat.

Martin died in Hot Springs, South Dakota and was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs.

Martin is the namesake of the city of Martin, South Dakota.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1940). South Dakota place-names, v.1-3. University of South Dakota. p. 50. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert J. Gamble
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1907
Succeeded by
William H. Parker
Preceded by
William H. Parker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's at-large congressional district

November 3, 1908 – March 3, 1913
Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
New District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Succeeded by
Harry L. Gandy