Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Martin, David, chief justice of the Kansas supreme court from 1895 to 1897, was born in Clark county, Ohio, Oct. 16, 1839. His father, John Martin, was a native of London, England, but came to the United States as a boy and located in Clark county in 1837. David received a good education and read law in the office of J. Warren Keifer at Springfield, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar in 1866, but soon after decided to go west, and in May, 1867, he opened a law office at Atchison, Kan. In a short time he was recognized as one of the leading members of the Atchison bar. In 1880 he was elected judge of the Second judicial district and reëlected in 1884, both times without opposition. He resigned in 1887, and gave his time and attention to his law practice until April 30, 1895, when he was appointed chief justice to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge Albert H. Horton. The following year he was elected to the vacancy as a Republican by a majority of over 80,000 and served until Jan., 1897. At the close of his term Judge Martin opened a law office in Topeka, but retained his residence at Atchison. On Jan. 5, 1882, he married Lissa, the daughter of Willim B. Kipp of Atchison. He died in Topeka, March 2, 1901.

Pages 231-232 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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