Morgan Lewis Martin

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Morgan L. Martin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin Territory's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Delegate
Preceded by Henry Dodge
Succeeded by John H. Tweedy
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
In office
1855
Personal details
Born (1805-03-31)March 31, 1805
Martinsburg, New York
Died December 10, 1887(1887-12-10) (aged 82)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic

Morgan Lewis Martin (March 31, 1805 – December 10, 1887) was a delegate to the United States Congress from Wisconsin Territory from 1845 to 1847.

Career[edit]

He was born in Martinsburg, New York[1][2] and graduated from Hamilton College in 1824.[1][2] Martin then moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1826, and studied law, and became an attorney. In May 1827 Martin moved to what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin[1][2] on the advice of his cousin James Duane Doty to practice law. He formed a partnership with Solomon Juneau and owned much of the land that later became Milwaukee, but sold his share in 1836.[2] Martin served in the Michigan Territorial Legislature from 1831 to 1835 and in the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature from 1838 to 1844, where he served as President of the Wisconsin Territorial Council. He also served in the second Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1847 as president. Martin was elected as a member of the Democratic Party to the Twenty-ninth Congress as a non-voting member to represent the Wisconsin Territory, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1847. Martin served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1855, and then served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1858 to 1859. During the Civil War he served as an army paymaster, attaining the rank of major.[2] In 1875 he became Brown County court judge, serving until his death.[1] Martin was also involved in the banking and railroad business. He died in Green Bay, Wisconsin[1] where he had lived and practiced law, and was buried there.[3]

Legacy[edit]

Martin has a school named after him in Green Bay, Morgan L. Martin Elementary School.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Death of Judge Martin". The Weekly Wisconsin. December 17, 1887. p. 8. Retrieved April 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b c d e "Fox-Wisconsin Waterway Ruined Developer". The Post-Crescent. December 19, 1959. p. 6. Retrieved April 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Martin, Morgan Lewis 1805 - 1887
  4. ^ Origin of Name of Martin Elementary School

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Dodge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin Territory's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Succeeded by
John H. Tweedy