Lewis J. Martin (February 22, 1844, Deckertown, New Jersey – May 5, 1913, Washington, D.C.) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 6th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in 1913.

Lewis J. Martin
Lewis J. Martin (New Jersey).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – May 5, 1913
Preceded byArchibald C. Hart
Succeeded byArchibald C. Hart
Personal details
Born(1844-02-22)February 22, 1844
Deckertown, New Jersey
DiedMay 5, 1913(1913-05-05) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic

Martin was born near Deckertown (now Sussex, New Jersey) on February 22, 1844. He attended the common schools. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Branchville, New Jersey. He was chief clerk in the office of the county clerk of Sussex County in 1868 and 1869, and was county clerk of Sussex County in 1869. Martin was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1879 to 1881. He was a judge of the Sussex County Court from 1881 to 1896. Martin served as attorney to the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Sussex County from 1896 to 1911, when he was appointed county judge by Governor of New Jersey Woodrow Wilson and served until his death. He was a member of the town committee from 1896 to 1907, and was a member of the New Jersey Senate from 1898 to 1903.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 1913. He was interred in Newton Cemetery in Newton, New Jersey.

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  • United States Congress. "Lewis J. Martin (id: M000193)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Lewis J. Martin at The Political Graveyard
  • Lewis J. Martin at Find a Grave
  • Lewis J. Martin, late a representative from New Jersey, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1915
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Archibald C. Hart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1913-May 5, 1913
Succeeded by
Archibald C. Hart