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Patrick Minor Martin (November 25, 1924 – July 18, 1968) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Patrick M. Martin
Patrick M. Martin 88th Congress 1963.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 38th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byJohn V. Tunney
Personal details
Born(1924-11-25)November 25, 1924
Norfolk, Nebraska
DiedJuly 18, 1968(1968-07-18) (aged 43)
Long Beach, California
Political partyRepublican

Martin was born in Norfolk, Nebraska. Originally named Minor Carl Martin, he was known as "Pat", and in 1963 he had his name legally changed to Patrick Minor Martin.[1] He was raised in Nebraska and California, and was a veteran of World War II, having served as a radioman in the United States Coast Guard from 1943 to 1945.

He graduated from Riverside Junior College in 1947, the University of California at Berkeley in 1949, and the Hastings College of Law in 1953. He was admitted to the bar and began the practice of law in Riverside, California.

Martin was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress (January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1965).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress, after which he resumed the practice of law.

Martin was diagnosed with melanoma, and died in Long Beach, California on July 18, 1968. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 13, Grave 14684-F.


  1. ^ "Pat Minor Changes Name". Redlands Daily Facts. Redlands, CA. United Press International. January 12, 1963. p. 1.

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