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Alexander Martin

Alexander Martin, American senator, governor of North Carolina.

Background

  • Martin, Alexander was born in 1740 in New Haven County, New Jersey, United States. Son of Hugh and Jane Martin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1756. Never married.

    Membership

    Member North Carolina House of Commons, 1773-1774, 2d, 3d, North Carolina provincial congresses, 1775. Member North Carolina Senate, 1778-1782, 85, 87-88, 1804-1805, speaker, 1778-1782, 85. Member North Carolina Board War then North Carolina Council Extraordinary, 1780-1781.

    Member Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1786. Member North Carolina Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1787. Member United States Senate (Republican) from North Carolina, 1793-1799 (not re-elected because he voted for Alien and Sedition Acts).

    Connections

    • father: Hugh Martin
    • mother: Jane Martin
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    Born 1740
    Died November 2, 1807
    (aged 67)
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