MARTIN, James Douglas, (1918 - 2017)

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MARTIN, James Douglas, a Representative from Alabama; born in Tarrant, Jefferson County, Ala., September 1, 1918; educated in the public schools of Jefferson County and the Birmingham School of Law; employed in the petroleum industry in 1937; enlisted in the United States Army in July 1941, and commanded a battery of artillery in Europe; also served as an intelligence officer in the Army of Occupation and was discharged as a major in March 1946; returned to the oil industry; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1962; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); was not a candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Alabama in 1966; unsuccessful candidate for Republican nomination to the United States Senate in 1972; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1978 for the unexpired term of James B. Allen; resumed work in the petroleum industry; commissioner, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, 1987-1999; died in Gadsden, Ala., on October 30, 2017.