William D. Martin

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William Dickinson Martin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831
Preceded by Andrew R. Govan
Succeeded by John M. Felder
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. Luke's Parish
In office
November 25, 1816 – December 18, 1817
Personal details
Born (1789-10-20)October 20, 1789
Martintown, Edgefield District, South Carolina
Died November 17, 1833(1833-11-17) (aged 44)
Charleston, South Carolina
Resting place Charleston, South Carolina
Political party Jacksonian
Alma mater Litchfield Law School
Profession lawyer, judge

William Dickinson Martin (October 20, 1789 – November 17, 1833) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Born in Martintown, Edgefield District, South Carolina, Martin pursued an academic course. He studied law at Edgefield and attended the Litchfield Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Edgefield, South Carolina, the same year.

He moved to Coosawhatchie, Beaufort County, in 1813. He served as member of the State house of representatives for St. Luke's Parish 1816–1817. He served as clerk of the State senate 1818–1826.

Martin was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831). He served as judge of the circuit courts of law and appeal 1831–1833.

He moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he resided until his death in Charleston, South Carolina, November 17, 1833. He was interred in the churchyard cemetery of St. Michael's Church.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew R. Govan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
John M. Felder