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Marion Martin Marion Martin
Full Name: Francis Marion Martin
Date of birth: April 1, 1830
Date of death: June 11, 1903

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2)   16th (3) (4)   Democrat Corsicana / Navarro Senate President Pro Tempore (17th)   Freestone, Limestone, Navarro
S 22 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (5) (6) (7) (8)     Corsicana / Navarro   Freestone, Henderson, Limestone, Navarro
(1) 17th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 3/31/1881, Regular Session; and 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) Included on roster of members of the 17th Legislature as a democrat, p. 1, 11/17/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Elected as a democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(4) 16th Legislature - 1/14/1879, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected senators, approached the president's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the constitution." Senate Journal.
(5) Elected to the Senate in 1859 as a supporter of Sam Houston who was elected governor as an Independent. Handbook of Texas Online.
(6) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(7) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/7/1859, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, took the oath of office and their seats." Senate Journal.
(8) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • 14th Lieutenant Governor: Frances Marion Martin. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biography, Marion Martin, p. 243. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biography, pp. 231-232. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company C, 20th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • MARTIN, FRANCIS MARION (1830-1903). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Francis Marion Martin, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Marion Martin, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Marion Martin, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Photograph. Marion Martin, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Funeral and Remains of the Late Honorable Gustave Schleicher  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Land Frauds (Co-Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Land Office  
    Public Lands  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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