James G. Martin

James Grubbs Martin ( born December 11, 1935 in Savannah, Georgia ) is an American politician ( Republican). He was the 70th Governor of the state of North Carolina.

Early years and political rise

James Martin was born in Georgia and grew up in South Carolina. He attended until 1957, the Davidson College and then studied chemistry at Princeton University. Between 1960 and 1972 he taught chemistry at Davidson College from time to time.

His political career began in 1966 when he was District ( County Commissioner) in Mecklenburg County. This office he retained, in parallel with his teaching until 1972. He also established a new Commission, consisting of representatives from nine districts, discussed and decided common concerns. In 1973, James Martin was elected to the House of Representatives of the United States, where he was represented until 1984 in various committees. In 1984 he was nominated by his party as a candidate for the gubernatorial elections. With 54.3 percent of the vote he won against Rufus L. Edmisten, the Democratic Attorney General of the State, by.

Governor of North Carolina

After the election victory, he joined his new post on 1 January 1985 and kept it, thanks to the successful re-election in 1988, until 1 January 1993. During this time he continued the successful education policies of his predecessor and successor Jim Hunt. The road network was expanded and improved, he also promoted the trade of the state. As Eisenbahnenthusiast he supported the efforts passenger trains in North Carolina again to send you a greater significance.

After the end of his term he retired from politics. He was chairman of the James -Cannon Research Center at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.