Charles D. Martin

Charles Drake Martin ( * August 5, 1829 in Mount Vernon, Ohio; † August 27, 1911 in Lancaster, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1859 and 1861 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Martin attended the public schools of his home and then the Kenyon College in Gambier. After a subsequent law degree in 1850 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Lancaster to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the congressional elections of 1858 Martin in the eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC was chosen, where he became the successor of Valentine B. Horton on March 4, 1859. Since he lost his predecessor in 1860, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1861. This was marked by the events in the immediate run-up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Charles Martin practiced as a lawyer again. From 1883 to 1886 he was a member of the Supreme Court Commission. He died on August 27, 1911 in Lancaster, where he was also buried.