MARTINE, James Edgar, (1850 - 1925)

Senate Years of Service: 1911-1917
Party: Democrat

MARTINE, James Edgar, a Senator from New Jersey; born in New York City, August 25, 1850; moved with his parents to Plainfield, N.J., in 1857; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits, the real estate business, and in building; member of the Plainfield common council; unsuccessful candidate for election as mayor of Plainfield; unsuccessful candidate in 1906 for election to the Sixtieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1917; chairman, Committee on Coast Defenses (Sixty-third Congress), Committee on Industrial Expositions (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Miami, Fla., February 26, 1925; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Plainfield, N.J.