Charles H. Martin (North Carolina)

Charles Henry Martin ( born August 28, 1848 Youngsville, Franklin County, North Carolina, † April 19, 1931 in Polkton, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1896 and 1899 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Martin was a great-grandson of Nathaniel Macon (1758-1837), the North Carolina sat in both houses of Congress 1791-1829. He attended the common schools and afterwards until 1872, the Wake Forest College. This was followed up in 1875 to study at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Later he also studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville (Kentucky) theology. Subsequently he worked in the teaching profession. He led two high schools and taught Latin at the girls' school in Murfreesboro. He also taught at Wake Forest College. After studying law and his 1879 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Louisburg in this profession. Later he transferred his residence and his law firm to Raleigh. In 1887 he was ordained as a clergyman of the Baptist church.

Politically, Martin joined the Populist Party on. In the congressional elections of 1894 he was defeated by Democrat James A. Lockhart. Martin wanted but against the outcome of the election opposition a. After this had been accepted, he took over on June 5, 1896, the hitherto exercised by Lockhart mandate. After a re-election in November 1896, he was able to remain until March 3, 1899 at the Congress. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. In 1898, Martin gave up another candidacy. He retired from politics and worked in Polkton as a clergyman. There he is on April 19 in 1931 died.