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Thomas Johnson Martin

Thos. J. 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
  • House, 35th (1) Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 9/29/1917
(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

  • 51st Legislature, R.S., HSR 27. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., SR 18. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • 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 3/10/1892 in Kerr County, death date 9/21/1948 in Stonewall, Gillespie County, lawyer, stock farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • 1st Lieutenant, 141st Infantry, 36th Division, World War I, SSM-PH (Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart). Military grave marker, Thomas J. Martin, birth date 3/10/1894, death date 9/21/1948, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County. Includes obituaries from the Blanco County News and Record Courier, Johnson City, 9/23/1948. Recipient of the Croix de Guerre. Find a Grave .
  • Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I, 36th Division (Texas and Oklahoma National Guard). RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Memorial, December 1948, p. 646. Texas Bar Journal .
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