MARTIN, Edward (1879-1967)
Senate Years of Service: 1947-1959

MARTIN, EDWARD, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born at Ten Mile, Greene County, Pa., September 18, 1879; attended the public schools; graduated from Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, Pa., in 1901; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1905 and commenced practice in Waynesburg; served in the Spanish-American War on the Mexican Border and in the First and Second World Wars; burgess of East Waynesburg 1902-1905; solicitor of Greene County 1908-1910, 1916-1920; auditor general of Pennsylvania 1925-1929; State treasurer 1929-1933; adjutant general of Pennsylvania 1939-1943; president of the National Guard Association of the United States 1940; Governor of Pennsylvania 1943-1946; chairman of the National Governors Conference 1945-1946; had varied business interests, including fire insurance, oil and gas, and banking; author and editor; president of the Council of State Governments in 1946; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1946; reelected in 1952, and served from January 3, 1947, to January 3, 1959; chairman, Committee on Public Works (Eighty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; retired; died in Washington, Pa., March 19, 1967; interment in Greene Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Pa.

Dickinson College Library
Carlisle, PA
Papers: 1958. 1 letter.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In Le Roy Vincent Greene papers, 1931-1959, relating to Greene's service as Martin's public secretary from 1947 to 1959.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Harrisburg, PA
Papers: 1866-1967 (bulk 1894-1966). 120 feet. Gubernatorial papers and ca. 7 feet of Senate papers consisting of correspondence, addresses, scrapbooks, campaign materials, commissions, pamphlets, election returns, photographs, and cartoons. Finding aid.
Papers: 134 miscellaneous items in various collections. Finding aid.

Pennsylvania State University Libraries
University Park, PA
Papers: 1947-1958. 37 feet. Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, and miscellaneous material concerning his Senate career. Includes transcripts of committee hearings regarding social security and small business, and material on agriculture, appropriations, civil rights, commerce and industry, education, foreign policy, housing, natural resources, tariffs, taxes, and various Pennsylvania affairs.

Temple University Libraries
Urban Archives
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Philadelphia Branch records, 1943-1963; and Americans for Democratic Action, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter records, 1947-1967.

  • Martin, Edward. Always Be on Time: An Autobiography. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1959.