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Alexander Martin

governor of North Carolina , senator

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