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Harold Harber Martin, American author, magazine writer, columnist. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient award for non-fiction Southeastern Writers Association, 1979.


Martin, Harold Harber was born on September 17, 1910 in Commerce, Georgia, United States. Son of Gabriel Pierce and Mary Edna Augusta (Harber) Martin.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University Georgia, 1933.


Sports and feature writer, Atlanta Georgian and Sunday American, 1932-1939;feature writer, columnist, Atlanta Constitution, 1939-1974;contributor to, Harper's, Collier's, Liberty, Sat. Eve. Post, 1944-1950;associate editor, Sat. Eve. Post, 1951-1953;contributing editor, Sat.

Eve. Post, 1958-1963;editor at large, Sat. Eve. Post, 1964-1969;lecturer journalism, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1972-1994.



Member F.D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Commission. Board directors St. Judes House, Atlanta, president, 1976. Board directors Georgia Cooperative Services for the Blind, Decatur.

Served to captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1945. Member Newcomen Society of America, Sigma Delta Chi (Distinguished Service award and Bronze medal 1958) Clubs: National Press (Washington).


Married Boyce Lokey, April 23, 1935 (deceased July 10, 1988). Children: Marian Hamilton Martin Harrison, Harold Harbour, John Pierce, Nancy Boyce Martin Sparks.

Gabriel Pierce Martin

Mary Edna Augusta (Harber) Martin

Boyce Lokey

Marian Hamilton Martin Harrison Martin

Harold Harbour Martin

John Pierce Martin

Nancy Boyce Martin Sparks Martin