Frank Martin (mayor)

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Frank K. Martin
Mayor of Columbus, Georgia
In office
Preceded by James Jernigan
Succeeded by Bobby Peters
Personal details
Born (1938-11-04)November 4, 1938
Columbus, Georgia
Died August 12, 2012(2012-08-12) (aged 73)
Columbus, Georgia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Helen
Children Frank, Jr., John, Katherine
Occupation legislator, attorney

Frank Kieffer Martin (November 4, 1938 – August 12, 2012) was an American defense attorney and a former mayor of Columbus, Georgia. Martin was born in Columbus in 1938.[1] He was elected 64th mayor of that city in 1990, succeeding James Jernigan. During Martin's tenure as mayor, he championed a new 1-percent sales tax that went on to fund a new civic center, public safety building, and recreational facilities.[2] Under Martin's leadership Columbus also won a bid to host the 1996 Olympic softball competition.[3] Martin served as mayor of Columbus from 1991 to 1994.[2][4] He died from complications of pancreatic cancer in 2012 at the age of 73.[2]


  1. ^ Obituary: Frank Kieffer Martin,; retrieved August 2012
  2. ^ a b c Former Columbus Mayor Frank Martin dies at 73,; retrieved August 2012
  3. ^ Bobby Peters: The Columbus Olympic legacy,; retrieved August 2012
  4. ^ Historical List of Mayors Archived August 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.,; retrieved January 2008
Preceded by
James Jernigan
Mayor of Columbus, Georgia
Succeeded by
Bobby Peters