Martin Grover

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Martin Grover, Congressman and Judge from New York

Martin Grover (October 20, 1811 Hartwick, Otsego County, New York – August 23, 1875 Angelica, Allegany County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He attended the common schools, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Angelica, N.Y.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 29th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1845, to March 3, 1847.

In 1853, he ran for New York State Attorney General on the Soft ticket, but was defeated by Whig Ogden Hoffman.

In November 1857, he was elected a justice of the New York Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Mullett. He was re-elected in 1859, and remained on the Supreme Court bench until the end of 1867. He was ex officio a judge of the New York Court of Appeals (8th District) in 1859 and 1867.

In 1865, he ran for the remaining six years of the term of Henry R. Selden on the Court of Appeals, but was defeated by Republican John K. Porter who had been appointed to fill temporarily the vacancy caused by Selden's resignation.

In November 1867, he was elected a judge of the New York Court of Appeals for a term of eight years. Although he was legislated out of office upon the re-organization of the Court of Appeals in 1870, he was the only judge who continued on the Court of Appeals bench, having been re-elected to a 14-year term in May 1870.

He died in office, and was buried at the Angelica Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Spring Hubbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

1845–1847
Succeeded by
David Rumsey