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J. Louis Martin

J. Louis Martin (Republican) was born at Newburyport, Massachusetts, September 25, 1855, and was educated in the public schools. He came to Vallejo, California, September 15, 1869, and for five years was a navel apprentice at Mare Island. In 1886 he took up railroading as a locomotive fireman in the employ of the Southern Pacific Company, was promoted to engineer, and after occupying various positions became a passenger conductor. For a time he lived in Arizona, and in 1889 was elected a Member of the Assembly to represent Pima County. His residence is now in the city of Oakland, California. On July 24, 1900, he was appointed by Governor Gage as a Trustee of the Napa State Hospital to fill out the unexpired term of A.W. Barrett, and served until May 20, 1902. In January, 1899, he was elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, and has been re-elected to the same position at each succeeding session of the Legislature. (California Blue Book 1907)

J. Louis Martin served as Senate Chief Sergeant-at-Arms from 1899 to 1911.

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