Daniel Martin

Gov. Daniel Martin

Maryland

Term(s)
January 15, 1829 - January 15, 1830
January 13, 1831 - July 8, 1831

Born
January 1, 1780

Passed
July 8, 1831

Party
Whig

School(s)
St. John's College

Status:
Pronounced Dead in Office

Birth State
Maryland

Family:
Married Mary Clare Maccubbin; four children

BIO

DANIEL MARTIN was born in Talbot County, Maryland around 1780. His education was attained at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Martin entered politics in 1813, serving as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, a position he held until 1820. He was elected governor on January 4, 1829 and sworn into office on January 15. During his tenure, he recommended reducing state office holders; he endorsed road and canal improvements, and he lobbied for a better public school system. After running unsuccessfully for reelection, Martin left office on January 15, 1830. However, one year later he was reelected. His last administration was devoted to improving the state’s penal system. A little more than six months into his term, Governor Daniel Martin became seriously ill. He passed away on July 8, 1831, and was buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton, Maryland.

Source

Eisenberg, Gerson G. Marylanders Who Served the Nation. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1992.

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 2, Westport, Conn.; Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

White, Frank F., Jr. The Governors of Maryland, 1777-1972. Annapolis, MD: Hall of Records Commission, 1970.

Maryland State Archives