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B.D. Martin Benjamin D. Martin
Full Name: Benjamin D. Martin
Date of birth: February 21, 1823
Date of death: March 28, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, Van Zandt, Wood
(1) 15th Legislature - 4/18/1876, p. 1. All Senators listed in roll call as "Senators elect [who] answered to their names, presented their credentials, and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution"; in drawing of Senatorial terms 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biography, pp. 19-21. 53 years old in 1876. "Mr. Martin was once a Whig, and became a Democrat after the disintegration of the Whig party in 1855." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Texas Sharpshooters, "Ben Martin's Company." Historical marker, Benjamin D. Martin. Find a Grave.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Col. Benjamin D. Martin, birth date 2/21/1823, death date 3/28/1891, historical marker, interment in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Benjamin D. Martin, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. B.D. Martin, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Printing  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
     

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