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Alexander Martin

governor of North Carolina , senator

Alexander Martin, American senator, governor of North Carolina.


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


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


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).


Hugh Martin

Jane Martin