Thomas S. Martin

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Thomas Staples Martin (1847-1919) was a Scottsville lawyer who served 26 years (from 1895 until 1919) in the United States Senate before his death while in office, at his home in Charlottesville. [1] Martin was most notable as a railroad attorney and an architect of the state Democratic Party machine that during his time was known as the Martin Organization, (later becoming known as the Byrd Organization).[2]

Martin's home, Faulkner House, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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  1. Print: Virginias Not in the Habit of Defeating Senator, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family August 8, 1922, Page 2.
  2. Web. Thomas Staples Martin: Senator, Leader, Virginian, Scottsville Museum, retrieved August 7, 2016.

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