William D. Martin

William Dickinson Martin (October 20, 1789 – November 17, 1833) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

William Dickinson Martin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byAndrew R. Govan
Succeeded byJohn M. Felder
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. Luke's Parish
In office
November 25, 1816 – December 18, 1817
Personal details
Born(1789-10-20)October 20, 1789
Martintown, Edgefield District, South Carolina
DiedNovember 17, 1833(1833-11-17) (aged 44)
Charleston, South Carolina
Resting placeCharleston, South Carolina
Political partyJacksonian
Alma materLitchfield Law School
Professionlawyer, judge

Born in Martintown, Edgefield District, South Carolina, Martin pursued an academic course. He studied law at Edgefield and attended the Litchfield Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Edgefield, South Carolina, the same year.

He moved to Coosawhatchie, Beaufort County, in 1813. He served as member of the State house of representatives for St. Luke's Parish 1816–1817. He served as clerk of the State senate 1818–1826.

Martin was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831). He served as judge of the circuit courts of law and appeal 1831–1833.

He moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where he resided until his death in Charleston, South Carolina, November 17, 1833. He was interred in the churchyard cemetery of St. Michael's Church.


  • United States Congress. "William D. Martin (id: M000202)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by