Charles D. Martin

Charles Drake Martin (August 5, 1829 – August 27, 1911) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative for Ohio from 1859 to 1861.

Charles Drake Martin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Preceded byValentine B. Horton
Succeeded byValentine B. Horton
Personal details
Born(1829-08-05)August 5, 1829
Mount Vernon, Ohio
DiedAugust 25, 1911(1911-08-25) (aged 82)
Lancaster, Ohio
Resting placeForest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materKenyon College


Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Martin attended the public schools and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Ohio.

Martin was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He served as member of the Supreme Court Commission of Ohio 1883–1885. He continued the practice of law in Lancaster, Ohio, until his death there August 27, 1911. He was interred in Forest Rose Cemetery.


  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  • United States Congress. "Charles D. Martin (id: M000171)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
Succeeded by