Louis M. Martin

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Louis M. Martin (1900)

Louis Marshall Martin (November 25, 1863 – March 1940) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was born on November 25, 1863,[1] in Madison, Madison County, New York. He attended school and worked on the family farm. He graduated from Hamilton Union School in 1880, and from Clinton Grammar School in 1885. From 1887 to 1890, he taught school, and read law. In 1888, he was elected a Justice of the Peace in the Town of Kirkland. In 1889, he married M. Louise Foucher (1869–1956). He was Principal of the Clinton Public School from 1889 to 1890 when he was admitted to the bar. He practiced law in Clinton, and entered politics as a Republican.[2]

Martin was a member of the New York State Assembly (Oneida Co., 2nd D.) in 1898, 1899 and 1900;[3] and was Chairman of the Committee on Internal Affairs of Towns and Counties in 1900. Afterwards he was a Deputy New York Attorney General.

He was again a member of the State Assembly in 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1921. He was Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary from 1920 to 1921, and as such presided over the trial of the five Socialist assemblymen in 1920 which ended with their expulsion from the Assembly.

Martin was a Justice of the New York Supreme Court (5th D.) from 1922 to 1926 when he resigned because of ill health.

He died on March 1, 1940,[4] in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica, New York; and was buried at the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Clinton.


  1. ^ "Louis M. Martin" transcribed from "Our County and Its People by Daniel Wager (1896; pg. 139)
  2. ^ New York Red Book (1900; pg. 149f)
  3. ^ Official New York from Cleveland to Hughes by Charles Elliott Fitch (Hurd Publishing Co., New York and Buffalo, 1911, Vol. IV; pg. 339 and 341f)
  4. ^ LOUIS M. MARTIN, UP-STATE JUSTICE in the New York Times on March 2, 1940 (subscription required)

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
William Cary Sanger
New York State Assembly
Oneida County

Succeeded by
Fred J. Brill
Preceded by
Charles J. Fuess
New York State Assembly
Oneida County

Succeeded by
Russell G. Dunmore