Lewis J. Martin

Lewis J. Martin ( * February 22, 1844 at Decker Town, Sussex County, New Jersey; † May 5, 1913 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. In 1913 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Martin Lewis attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1867 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Branchville to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1868 and 1869 he was a senior executive of the district administration in Sussex County. From 1879 to 1881 he sat as an MP in the New Jersey General Assembly. After Martin was 1881-1896 District Judge in Sussex County. In the years 1896-1911 he served as a legal advisor to the County Council. In 1911 Martin was again appointed District Judge. He was from 1896 to 1907 and City Council and from 1898 to 1903 member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1912, Martin was selected in the sixth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Archibald C. Hart on March 4, 1913. But he could only exercise for two months until his death on May 5, 1913, this mandate. In the following election its predecessor Hart was also chosen as his successor. Lewis Martin was buried in Newton.