Elbert S. Martin

Elbert Sevier Martin ( * 1829 in Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia; † September 3, 1876 in Dallas, Texas ) was an American politician. Between 1859 and 1861 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Elbert Martin was the younger brother of Congressman John Preston Martin (1811-1862) from Kentucky. He attended the common schools and Emory and Henry College, which he completed in 1848. In the following years, Martin worked in Jonesville in the trade. In the congressional elections of 1858 he was in the 13th electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he worked as an independent Democrat who succeeded George Washington Hopkins on March 4, 1859. Since he has not been confirmed in 1860, he was able to complete only one legislative sessions in Congress until March 3, 1861. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

Because of the emergence of Virginia from the Union Martins parliamentary mandate in 1861 was no longer filled. So went the 13th electoral district of his state. He was also not subsequently re-established because the new state of West Virginia at the expense of the old state received its own congressional districts. During the Civil War, Captain Martin was a volunteer unit, which belonged to the army of the Confederacy. In 1870 he moved to Dallas, where he was active in the newspaper industry. There he is on 3 September in 1876 died.