Frederick Townsend Martin Edit Profile
He graduated from the Albany Law School in 1872 and served as a colonel in the New York National Guard, as judge advocate.
In 1911 he wrote He would travel to the Bowery Mission in New York City to visit with the homeless. He hosted an annual Christmas dinner for the homeless on the Lower East Side. Martin's writings often criticized the extravagances of the rich - the very circles in which he traveled - and preached that "...where idleness and extravagance creep in decay begins.
Nations as well as individuals have to be reminded of the dangers of these evils and they must be faced." Martin died on 8 March 1914 at the Hotel Berkeley in London, England of heart failure, his body was returned to America for burial.
Martin was a director of the Metropolitan Trust Company and was a member of a number of social clubs, including the Metropolitan Club, Knickerbocker Club, and Aero Club in New York, the Marlborough Club, St James's Club, Bachelors Club, and Wellington Club of London, the Travelers Club, Automobile Club, and Polo Club of Paris, and the Country Club of Puteaux France.