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Edward Martin


In office
January 20, 1943 – January 3, 1947
Preceded by Arthur James
Succeeded by John C. Bell, Jr.

In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959
Preceded by Joseph F. Guffey
Succeeded by Hugh Scott

Born September 18, 1879
Greene County, Pennsylvania
Died March 19, 1967
Washington, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Edward Martin (September 18, 1879 – March 19, 1967) was an American lawyer and Republican party politician from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Martin served as a General in the United States National Guard and later retired from military service and went on to serve as the 32nd Governor and then United States Senator. Martin was prominent in the development of Fort Indiantown Gap and after his death, the United States Senate renamed the facility the Edward Martin Military Reservation, a designation that Martin himself had rejected throughout his life. The new name was never fully accepted by the military personnel who served there. In 1975, the Secretary of the Army renamed the post Fort Indiantown Gap in order to more closely align it with the other Active Duty stations throughout the United States.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur H. James
Governor of Pennsylvania
1943–1947
Succeeded by
John C. Bell, Jr.
United States Senate
Preceded by
Joseph F. Guffey
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
1947–1959
Succeeded by
Hugh D. Scott, Jr.
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