Orlando L. Martin
Orlando Lewis Martin was born in Plainfield, Vermont on April 28, 1872. He graduated from Goddard Seminary and became a teacher and principal in Plainfield. He was superintendent of schools for several years as well as town meeting moderator, auditor and lister.
In 1923 Martin returned to the Vermont House and was elected Speaker, serving until 1925. On April 9, 1923, Martin was with the Vermont Secretary of State, Harry A. Black when Black was killed at the train station in Wells River. Black had been ill in the month before his train trip to Montpelier, and according to Martin and other witnesses, Black appeared to faint as he was walking across several tracks to change trains. He fell on one track, and was struck by a moving train. Martin was among those who observed the accident and were unable to render aid to Black before he was killed; Martin was not injured himself.
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