MARTIN, Charles Henry, (1848 - 1931)


MARTIN, Charles Henry, (great-grandson of Nathaniel Macon), a Representative from North Carolina; born near Youngsville, Franklin County, N.C., August 28, 1848; attended the common schools and the preparatory department of Wake Forest (N.C.) College; was graduated from Wake Forest College in 1872 and from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1875; studied in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; principal of the high schools at Badin and Lumberton, N.C.; professor of Latin in the female college at Murfreesboro, N.C., and later taught in Wake Forest College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C.; moved to Raleigh, N.C., and continued the practice of law; ordained as a Baptist minister in 1887; successfully contested as a Populist the election of James A. Lockhart to the Fifty-fourth Congress; reelected to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from June 5, 1896, to March 3, 1899; did not seek renomination in 1898; resumed his ministerial duties at Polkton, N.C.; died in Polkton, N.C., April 19, 1931; interment in Williams Cemetery.