William Harrison Martin
|William Harrison "Howdy" Martin|
|United States Congressman
Texas 2nd Congressional District
|Preceded by||John Henninger Reagan|
|Succeeded by||John Benjamin Long|
Henderson, Anderson counties
unknown dates – (between Congress and State Senate)
Texas Senate, District 22
|Preceded by||John O. Meusebach|
|Succeeded by||Francis Marion Martin|
September 2, 1822|
Twiggs County, Georgia
|Died||February 5, 1898
Hill County, Texas
|Resting place||Hillsboro Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Martha Elizabeth Gallemore|
|Alma mater||Troy State College|
|Allegiance||Confederate States Army|
|Service/branch||Hood's Texas Brigade|
|Battles/wars||Eastern Theater of the American Civil War|
William Harrison "Howdy" Martin (September 2, 1822 – February 5, 1898) was a Texas State Senator, U.S. Representative from Texas and veteran of the Confederate States Army who served under Robert E. Lee.
William Harrison Martin was born(see talk page) to Robert and Charlotte Martin, in Twiggs County, Georgia on September 2, 1822. He married Martha Elizabeth Gallemore on February 12, 1867, in Navarro County, Texas. The couple had six children. Martha was born in Twiggs County, Georgia on June 22, 1846.
Martin attended the common schools in Alabama. He studied law at Troy State College, and was admitted to the bar. In 1850, he moved to Texas and engaged in the practice of law in  Henderson County.
Harrison enlisted in the Confederate States Army in 1861, with the Company K, 4th Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade in the Texas Confederate Regiments during the Civil War. His regiment fought in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. The brigade served throughout the war in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and in James Longstreet's First Corps. In April 1864, Martin was promoted to the rank of Major.
After the war, Martin returned to Texas, continuing his law paractice in Athens.
On February 12, 1887, he was elected as a Democrat to the 50th United States Congress to fill the vacancy of John H. Reagan who was chosen to serve in the United States Senate . Martin was reelected to the 51st United States Congress and served from November 4, 1887, to March 3, 1891. After whhich, he resumed his law practice.
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- Walkup, David: William Harrison Martin from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 18 June 2010. Texas State Historical Association
- "Martha Elizabeth Gallemore genealogy". LDS Compact Disc #70 Pin #950192: LDS Family Search.org.
- "Texas Confederate Regiments". Texas in the Civil War. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
- Hood's Texas Brigade from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 18 June 2010. Texas State Historical Association
- Guttery, Ben R (2008). Representing Texas: A Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas. BookSurge Publishing. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-4196-7884-4.
- "William H. Martin-Hillsboro City Cemetery". Find A Grave. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.