John Preston Martin

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John Preston Martin (October 11, 1811 – December 23, 1862) was a political figure in Kentucky in the early 19th century. He was born on October 11, 1811 near Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia. He moved to Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky in 1828. He served in the State House of Representatives from 1841 through 1843.

Martin served in the 29th United States Congress from 1845 through 1847. He was not a candidate for renomination. He served in the Kentucky State Senate from 1855 through 1859, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856. He died in Prestonburg on December 23, 1862. He is buried in May Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th congressional district

1845 – 1847
Succeeded by
Green Adams