Alexander Martin

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Alexander Martin
State North Carolina
Religion Presbyterian
Founding Documents United States Constitution

Alexander Martin (1740 - 1807) was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, representing the state of North Carolina.[1]

Early life

He was born in New Jersey in 1740, and received a classical education. He graduated from Princeton College in 1750 after studying law, and was admitted soon after to the bar, becoming an attorney in North Carolina.[2]


In 1772 he was a member of the Colonial Assembly, and served in the Revolutionary War as colonel of a North Carolina regiment of the line and participated in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown

He was a member of the State Senate 1779-1782,1785-1787, and 1788; was governor of North Carolina 1782-1785 and 1789-1792

In 1787 he was a delegate to the convention to adopt the Federal Constitution with Richard Dobbs Spaight, William Richardson Davie, William Blount, and Hugh Williamson. He was a United States senator from North Carolina, serving from December 2, 1793, to March 3, 1799


Martin died at Danbury, North Carolina, November, 1807.


  1. Alexander Martin
  2. The Political Register and Congressional Directory: A Statistical Record of the Federal Officials, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial, of the United States of America, 1776-1878