MARTIN, Charles Henry, (1863 - 1946)


MARTIN, Charles Henry, a Representative from Oregon; born on a farm near Albion, Edwards County, Ill., October 1, 1863; attended the public schools of Carmi, Ill., and Ewing (Ill.) College; was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1887; served in the United States Army and saw active service in the Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Boxer campaign in China, and was a division commander in the First World War; awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and two citations for bravery in action; assistant chief of staff, United States Army, 1922-1924; commanded the Panama Canal Department 1925-1927; retired from the Army as a major general on October 1, 1927, and established his residence in Portland, Oreg.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934 but was elected Governor of Oregon and served from January 14, 1935, to January 9, 1939; retired from public life and resided in Portland, Oreg., until his death there on September 22, 1946; interment in Riverview Cemetery.