Augustus Newton Martin
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 11th district
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
|Preceded by||George Washington Steele|
|Succeeded by||George Washington Steele|
|Born||March 23, 1847|
Whitestown, Connoquenessing Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||July 11, 1901 (aged 54)|
Soldiers' Home Hospital, Marion, Indiana, U.S.
|Resting place||Fairview Cemetery, Bluffton, Indiana, U.S.|
Born near Whitestown, Connoquenessing Township, Pennsylvania, Martin attended the common schools and Witherspoon Institute, Butler, Pennsylvania, and graduated in February 1867 from Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
On July 3, 1863, he enlisted in Company I, Fifty-eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia. He enlisted again, on February 22, 1865, in Company E, Seventy-eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and served until discharged for disability August 30, 1865.
Career after the war
After his service in the Civil War, Martin taught school. He studied law in Bluffton, Indiana, in 1869. He was admitted to the bar in 1870 and practiced. He served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1875.
Martin was elected reporter of the Indiana Supreme Court in 1876 and served four years. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880. He lived in Austin, Texas from 1881 to 1883, and returned to Bluffton in 1883.
Later career and death
He engaged in the practice of law in Bluffton until his death at the Soldiers' Home Hospital, Marion, Indiana on July 11, 1901. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton.
- United States Congress. "Augustus N. Martin (id: M000167)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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