M. Martin

Francis Marion Martin

Full Name: Francis Marion Martin
Date of birth: April 1, 1830
Date of death: June 11, 1903

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   16th (4) (5) (6)   17th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Corsicana / Navarro Senate President Pro Tempore (17th)   Freestone, Limestone, Navarro
S 22 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (7) (8) (9) (10)     Corsicana / Navarro   Freestone, Henderson, Limestone, Navarro

(1) 17th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 3/31/1881, Regular Session; and 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(5) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(6) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(7) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(8) Elected to the Senate in 1859 as a supporter of Sam Houston who was elected governor as an Independent. Handbook of Texas Online.
(9) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(10) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Lt. Governor F. Marion Martin, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Find a Grave.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
  • Obituary, "Hon. Marion Martin Dead," 6/14/1903, p. 4. Waco Times-Herald.


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Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
Commerce and Manufactures  
Congressional Districts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Public Claims and Accounts  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
State Asylums  
Stock and Stock Raising  
16th R.S. - 1879
Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
Commerce and Manufactures  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Educational Affairs  
Funeral and Remains of the Late Honorable Gustave Schleicher  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Land Frauds (Co-Chair) 
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Public Printing  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Retrenchment and Reform  
Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
Stock and Stock Raising  
8th R.S. - 1859
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Land Office  
Public Lands  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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