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Thomas Johnson 'Tom' Martin Thomas Johnson Martin
Full Name: Thomas Johnson "Tom" Martin
Date of birth: March 10, 1894
Date of death: September 21, 1948

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 85 Jan 14, 1947 - Sep 21, 1948 50th (1)   Democrat Fredericksburg / Gillespie   Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Llano
H 87 Jan 9, 1917 - Sep 29, 1917 35th (2)   Democrat Fredericksburg / Gillespie   Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Llano
(1) Tom Martin died 9/21/1948. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Sam E. Johnson, Jr., in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Thomas J. Martin, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., HSR 27. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., SR 18. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, December 1948, p. 646. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • First Lieutenant, 141st Infantry, 36th Division, World War I, SSM-PH (Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart). Military grave marker, Thomas Johnson Martin. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, World War I. "He was elected to the House of Representatives of the 35th Texas Legislature at the age of twenty-two years, but resigned shortly thereafter to enter the Army. He was a Captain of Infantry in World War I in which he served with great distinction, and was awarded the French Croix de Guerre, the Silver Star, and the Purple Heart . . . He was a member of . . . an organization of the original Company I, 141st Infantry, 36th Division (World War I), whose members meet each year on the nearest Saturday to October 8th, the date the division went over the top in the battle of the Argonne." 51st Legislature, R.S., HSR 27. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Thomas Johnson Martin, birth date 3/10/1894, death date 9/21/1948, Recipient of the Croix de Guerre, Son of Clarence White Martin and Frankie Johnson, Lawyer and State Legislator, World War I, military grave marker, interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Johnson 'Tom' Martin, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Johnson 'Tom' Martin, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 50th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
    Liquor Regulation  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Public Printing  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Schedule of Committee Meetings, Special  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Appropriations  
    Common Carriers  
    Comptroller's Department Visit  
    Insurance  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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