Thomas S. Martin

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Thomas Martin
Thomas Staples Martin.jpg
Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus
In office
March 4, 1917 – November 12, 1919
Deputy J. Hamilton Lewis
Peter G. Gerry
Preceded by John W. Kern
Succeeded by Gilbert Hitchcock (Acting)
In office
April 1911 – March 4, 1913
Preceded by Hernando Money
Succeeded by John W. Kern
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
March 4, 1895 – November 12, 1919
Preceded by Eppa Hunton
Succeeded by Carter Glass
Personal details
Born Thomas Staples Martin
(1847-07-29)July 29, 1847
Scottsville, Virginia, U.S.
Died November 12, 1919(1919-11-12) (aged 72)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education Virginia Military Institute
University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Thomas Staples Martin (July 29, 1847 – November 12, 1919) was an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Charlottesville, Virginia. Immediately after his service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he attended the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He represented Virginia in the United States Senate for nearly twenty-five years.

His home, Faulkner House, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

Mrs Thomas S. Martin

Mrs. Thomas S. Martin, the young wife of Senator Thomas S. Martin, of Virginia, was a much admired belle of her native home, Smithville, Virginia, as well as at the various watering places where she spent the summers of her happy girlhood. Her father, the Hon. C. Fenlon Day, was well known throughout Virginia. Her marriage with Senator Martin occurred at Smithfield, in 1894. Possessing decided literary talent, she wrote repeatedly for publication, and both her poems and her prose articles were admired for their beauty of thought and expression.[2]

Martin died while in office, at his home in Charlottesville, and is buried in the University of Virginia Cemetery at that location.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hinman, Ida (1895). The Washington Sketch Book. 

External links[edit]

United States Congress. "MARTIN, Thomas Staples (id: M000200)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 

U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Eppa Hunton
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Virginia
1895–1919
Served alongside: John W. Daniel, Claude A. Swanson
Succeeded by
Carter Glass
Preceded by
Donelson Caffery
Chair of the Senate District of Columbia Corporations Committee
1901–1907
Succeeded by
Hernando Money
Preceded by
John W. Daniel
Chair of the Senate Public Health Committee
1909–1911
Succeeded by
Charles Allen Culberson
Preceded by
Francis E. Warren
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
1913–1919
Succeeded by
Francis E. Warren
Party political offices
Preceded by
Hernando Money
Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus
1911–1913
Succeeded by
John W. Kern
Preceded by
John W. Kern
Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus
1917–1919
Succeeded by
Gilbert Hitchcock
Acting
First Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Virginia
(Class 2)

1918
Succeeded by
Carter Glass