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Thomas Johnson Martin

Thomas Johnson 'Tom' Martin
Full Name: Thomas Johnson "Tom" Martin
Birth date: March 10, 1894
Death date: September 21, 1948

Terms of Service

  • House, 50th (2) Legislature
    1/14/1947 - 9/21/1948
    Democrat
  • House, 35th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 9/29/1917
    Democrat
(1) 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.
(2) Tom Martin died 9/21/1948. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 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 .
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., HSR 27. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., SR 18. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • Memorial, December 1948, p. 646. Texas Bar Journal .
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