Martin, John Mason (b. 1837)

John Mason Martin, of Tuscaloosa, was born at Athens, Limestone County, Alabama, January 20, 1837; received his early education at the best high schools of the South, including the one at Green Springs, Alabama, taught by Henry Tutwiler, LL. D.; was a student at the University of Alabama for two and a half years; was then a student at Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, from June 5, 1855, to September 11, 1856, when he was graduated an A. B.; studied law; was admitted to the bar, and is a lawyer by profession and practice; was Professor of Equity Jurisprudence in the University of Alabama from 1875 to 1885; was a member of the State Senate of Alabama from August, 1871, to November, 1876, serving as President pro tempore from 1873 to 1876; and was elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 10,132 votes against 75 votes scattering.
1. U. S. Congressional Directory, Washington, D. C., 1886, page 7.

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