Thomas S. Martin

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Thomas Staples Martin
Thomas Staples Martin.jpg
United States Senator
from Virginia
In office
March 4, 1895 – November 12, 1919
Preceded by Eppa Hunton
Succeeded by Carter Glass
Personal details
Born (1847-07-29)July 29, 1847
Scottsville, Virginia
Died November 12, 1919(1919-11-12) (aged 72)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Political party Democratic

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.

See also[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, Jr.
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Virginia
March 4, 1895 - November 12, 1919
Served alongside: John W. Daniel, Claude A. Swanson
Succeeded by
E. Carter Glass