Martin, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1863-1946

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1863-10-01
Death 1946-09-22

Biographical notes:

Governor of Oregon, 1935-1939.

From the description of Speech, 1937 Dec. 6. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23265047

Charles H. Martin was a United States (U.S.) Army officer and government official from Oregon. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, in the Class of 1887 and was a 1st lieutenant with the 14th Infantry Regiment (1898). Martin saw service in the Philippines and with the China Relief Expedition (1899-1901). He became captain (1903) and was Chief Quartermaster (QM) with Department (Dept.) of Visayes in the Philippines (1905). Martin was transferred to Vancouver Barracks (1908) and participated in the Mexican border troubles (1916). After becoming a colonel (1917), he saw action in France with the 86th and 92nd Divisions during WWI. He was next assigned to the Adjutant General's (AG) Dept. (1920-1921), and was promoted to brigadier general (1921), and major general (1925). Martin headed the Panama Canal Dept. (1925-1928). He retired from the military in 1927. During his political career, he was elected to U.S. House from Oregon (1930-1934) and became governor of Oregon (1935-1939). Martin died in 1946.

From the description of Charles H. Martin photograph collection. 1892-1927. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 51864981

Graduated from West Point in 1887. Was 1st Lieutenant with 14th Infantry Regiment (1898). Saw service in the Philippines and with the China Relief Expedition (1899-1901). Became Captain (1903) and was Chief Quartermaster with Dept. of Visayes in the Philippines (1905). Was transferred to Vancouver Barracks (1908) and participated in the Mexican border troubles (1916). Became Colonel (1917) and saw action in France with 86th and 92nd Divisions. Was with the Adjutant General's Dept. (1920-21). Promoted to Brigadier General (1921), Major General (1925). Headed the Panama Canal Dept. (1925-28). Retired from military 1927. Elected to U.S. House from Oregon (1930-1934) and became governor of Oregon (1935-39). Died 1946.

From the description of The Charles H. Martin papers, 1898-1959 (bulk 1898-1918). (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 23749683

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Subjects:

  • Governor
  • Arbitration, Industrial
  • Visitors, Foreign--Photographs
  • Military education
  • Governors--Biography
  • World War, 1914-1918--Treaties
  • Infantry
  • Infantry drill and tactics
  • Military art and science
  • World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns
  • Labor disputes

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  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Panama--Canal Zone (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Philippines (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)