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Jack May Martin

Full Name: Jack May Martin
Date of birth: June 16, 1846
Date of death: March 8, 1882

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 11, 1881 - Mar 8, 1882 17th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke, Grayson
H 48 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (5)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson    

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) William O. Davis, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded J.M. Martin, died 3/9/1882. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(5) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 17th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial resolutions for the Hon. Stephen Powers, Senator from the 29th District; the Hon. J.M. Martin, Senator from the 11th District; and the Hon. John T. Buchanan, Senator from the 16th District, 4/22/1882. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company K, 4th Tennessee Cavalry, Harrison's Brigade, Wharton's Division, Army of Tennessee. Military grave marker, Jack May Martin, birth date 6/16/1846, death date 3/8/1882, burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Death notice, "Death, in Tennessee, of Senator Martin," 3/10/1882, Gainesville, dateline March 9, died last night at 10 o'clock (March 8). Galveston Daily News.
  • J.M. Martin, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Death announcement, Brenham Weekly Banner, 3/16/1882, p. 1, telegram from Saundersville, Tennessee received at Gainesville. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. J.M. Martin, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.M. Martin, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Federal Relations  
Public Lands (Chair) 
Public Printing (Chair) 
Revision of Rules  
Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
State Asylums  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
15th R.S. - 1876
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 

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