John Mason Martin

John Mason Martin ( born January 20, 1837 in Athens, Limestone County, Alabama, † June 16, 1898 in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party). He was the son of Governor Joshua L. Martin.


John Mason Martin attended the Community School, the High School in Green Springs (Alabama ) and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He graduated in 1856 at Centre College in Danville (Kentucky). Martin studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1858 and then began to practice in Tuscaloosa. He was 1871-1876 Member of the Senate of Alabama. During this time he held 1873-1876 the post of president pro tempore. He also was 1875-1886 as professor of jurisprudence according to the law of equity ( equity jurisprudence ) at the University of Alabama operates. He was elected to the 49th U.S. Congress. During his re-election attempt in the 50th U.S. Congress, however, he suffered a defeat. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1885 to 3 March 1887. After the expiration of his term he returned to his law practice in Birmingham (Alabama ) back.

He died in 1898 in Bowling Green (Kentucky ) and his body was transferred to Tuscaloosa, where he was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.