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Charles Henry Martin
Birth: Oct. 1, 1863
Albion
Edwards County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1946
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

United States Army General, US Congressman, Oregon Governor. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1887, he went on to have a 40-year military career, including having served in the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion in China and as commander of the Panama Canal Department from 1925 to 1927. He served under General John J. Pershing in World War I, commanding the Black Hawk Division and the Fifth Corps in the Argonne. He retired in 1927 with the rank of Major General, and had a second career in politics. He served from 1931 to 1935 as a Democratic Representative to Congress, and as Governor of Oregon from 1935 to 1939. Major issues included economic recovery from the Great Depression, planning and construction of Bonneville Dam, many labor issues. Martin was opposed to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal politics, especially the labor organizations. His criticism of Roosevelt cost Martin a reelection campaign. (bio by: RB) 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Jane Hughes Martin (1829 - 1903)
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Catherine Martin Staley (1851 - 1939)*
  Charles Henry Martin (1863 - 1946)
  Cordelia Martin Ward (1866 - 1923)*
  William L. Martin (1875 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 8, lot 95, #1
 
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Originally Created by: RB
Record added: Mar 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6254132
Charles Henry Martin
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Charles Henry Martin
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Charles Henry Martin
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Thank you for your service to your country. May you rest in peace.
- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014

- Lazer
 Added: Sep. 22, 2014
You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
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