Thomas S. Martin
|Thomas Staples Martin|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1895 – November 12, 1919
|Preceded by||Eppa Hunton|
|Succeeded by||Carter Glass|
July 29, 1847|
|Died||November 12, 1919
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.
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.
Martin died while in office, at his home in Charlottesville, and is buried in the University of Virginia Cemetery at that location.
United States Congress. "MARTIN, Thomas Staples (id: M000200)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Thomas S. Martin, late a representative from Virginia, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1922
Eppa Hunton, Jr.
|U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Virginia
March 4, 1895 - November 12, 1919
Served alongside: John W. Daniel, Claude A. Swanson
E. Carter Glass
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