MARTIN, Thomas Staples (1847-1919)

Democrat of Virginia

0th congressional district

Served in Senate 1895-1919

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MARTIN, Thomas Staples, a Senator from Virginia; born in Scottsville, Albemarle County, Va., July 29, 1847; attended the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington 1864-1865, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville 1865-1867; served in the Confederate army; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1869 and practiced in Albemarle County; member of the board of visitors of the Miller Manual Labor School of Albemarle County; member of the board of visitors of the University of Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1893; reelected in 1899, 1905, 1911, and 1918, and served from March 4, 1895, until his death in Charlottesville, Va., November 12, 1919; Democratic caucus chairman 1911-1913, 1917-1919; chairman, Committee on Corporations Organized in the District of Columbia (Fifty-seventh through Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Public Health and National Quarantine (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); interment in the University of Virginia Cemetery.
Courtesy of Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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