Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
MARTIN, James Grubbs (1935-)

MARTIN, JAMES GRUBBS, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., December 11, 1935; graduated from Mt. Zion High School, Winnsboro, S.C., 1953; B.S., Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., 1957; Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1960; faculty, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., 1960-1970; Mecklenburg County, N.C., Commissioner, 1966-1972; founder and first chairman, Centralina Regional Council of governments, 1966-1969; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 but was elected Governor of North Carolina for the four-year term beginning January 5, 1985; is a resident of Lake Norman, N.C.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
Southern Historical Collection, Manuscript Department
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1973-1984, 234 feet.
The papers include legislative files, general correspondence, schedule files, press files, casework, district office files, and photographs. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository and online.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videos: 1972-1988, 39 commercials.
The commercials were used during James Grubbs Martin's campaigns for the 1972 U.S. congressional election in District 9, and the 1984 and 1988 gubernatorial elections in North Carolina, Republican Party.