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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.<ref>[https://books.google.com/books?id=3W8sAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA525 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]</ref>
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He was born in 1740 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 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.<ref>[https://books.google.com/books?id=3W8sAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA525 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]</ref>
  
 
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He was a member of the State Senate 1779-1782,1785-1787, and 1788; was governor of North Carolina 1782-1785 and 1789-1792
 
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
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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 later attempted to join the Hillsborough Constitutional Convention, which is where North Carolina considered the ratification of the Constitution.  His attempt to join was unsuccessful which meant that Alexander Martin was the only delegate of the [[Constitutional Convention]] who did not play a role in state ratification.<ref>[https://books.google.com/books?id=t2GwDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA92 The Creators of the Constitution]</ref>
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He was a United States senator from North Carolina, serving from December 2, 1793, to March 3, 1799
  
 
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Founding Fathers
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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 1740 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, 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]

Career

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 later attempted to join the Hillsborough Constitutional Convention, which is where North Carolina considered the ratification of the Constitution. His attempt to join was unsuccessful which meant that Alexander Martin was the only delegate of the Constitutional Convention who did not play a role in state ratification.[3]

He was a United States senator from North Carolina, serving from December 2, 1793, to March 3, 1799

Passing

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

References