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Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Justice Martin was born December 10, 1886, in Aberdeen, Ohio, and died May 2, 1972, in Indianapolis.
He graduated from the University of Michigan and its law school in the early 1900s. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1907. He began his legal practice in Indianapolis in 1907. In 1908, he became active in the Republican party, serving as chairman of the Speakers' Bureau in the early 1920s.395 In 1920, he was counsel to a U.S. Senate committee investigating radical activities. In 1922, he became campaign manager for U.S. Senator Albert J. Beveridge.396 He served on the Indiana Supreme Court from January 3, 1927, to January 3, 1933.397
He was also an army veteran of World War I, attaining the rank of major and commanding an infantry battalion at the front from 1917 to 1918.398
395. Ex-Chief Justice C. R. Martin Dies, INDIANAPOLIS STAR, May 4, 1972, at 19, reprinted in 75 INDIANA BIOGRAPHY SERIES, supra note 2, at 36.
396. Id.; Obituaries, RES GESTAE, June 1972, at 32, 32.
397. Ex-Chief Justice C. R. Martin Dies, supra note 395, at 19.
398. Obituaries, supra note 396, at 32.
Source: Browning, Minde C., Richard Humphrey, and Bruce Kleinschmidt. "Biographical Sketches of Indiana Supreme Court Justices." Indiana Law Review: Vol. 30, No. 1, 1997. View this source in PDF format.