Joseph John Martin

Joseph John Martin ( born November 21, 1833 in Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, † December 18, 1900 in Tarboro, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1881 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Martin first visited the Williamston Academy. After a subsequent law degree in 1859 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. In addition, he was prosecutor in Martin County. Between 1868 and 1878 he served as a prosecutor in the second judicial district of North Carolina.

Politically, Martin was a member of the Republican Party. In 1876 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cincinnati, was nominated at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Candidate. In the congressional elections of 1878, Martin was in the first constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Jesse Johnson Yeates took on 4 March 1879 that he had beaten in the election. Yeates appealed against the outcome of this election is a contradiction, but was the only on January 29, 1881, a few weeks before the end of the regular legislative session of Congress, approved. On this day, Martin was forced to resign from his position at Yeates, who then ended the legislative session until March 3 of that year.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph Martin practiced as a lawyer again. In 1897 he was postmaster in Tarboro. This office he held until his death on 18 December 1900.