James D. Martin

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Martin in 1965

James Douglas Martin (September 1, 1918 – October 30, 2017) was an American businessman and Republican politician. He was born in Tarrant, Alabama. He served a single term in the United States House of Representatives from 1965 to 1967.

His 1962 campaign for the United States Senate against the Democrat J. Lister Hill was the first serious showing by a member of his party in Alabama since Reconstruction.

The James D. Martin Wildlife Park at U.S. Highway 411 in Gadsden is named in his honor.[1]

Martin died in Gadsden, Alabama of congestive heart failure on October 30, 2017 at the age of 99.[2]

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  1. "James D. Martin Wildlife Park". showmelocal.com. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  2. Jim Martin dead at 99

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