Louis Mayo Martin, who has been engaged in the practice of law in Clinton since 1889, was born in Madison
county, New York, on the 26th of November, 1862, and is a son of Marshall W. and Lizzie L. (Hankins) Martin, the
father a native of Kirkland, Oneida county, and the mother of Madison county, this state. The Martins have long
been residents of this county, the grandfather, John L. Martin, having located here about 1840.
The elementary education of Louis Mayo Martin was obtained in the district schools of his native county, following
which he attended the high school of Hamilton and the grammar school of Clinton. After laying aside his school
books Mr. Martin engaged in teaching for a time, his first school being at the Franklin Iron Works, where he remained
until 1888, during which time he also studied law in the office of Charles R. Carruth, of Clinton. He was admitted
to the New York bar in 1889 and immediately established an office in Clinton, but the first year he practiced he
was also principal of the village school. In 1890 he withdrew from school work entirely, henceforth devoting his
entire attention to his profession.
Mr. Martin was married in Clinton to Miss K Louise Foucher, of New York city, their union being solemni zed in
August, 1890. Mrs. Martin is a daughter of Victor and Mary Elizabeth (Burlingame) Boucher, the father a native
of France and the mother of Clinton. Mrs. Foucher is a direct descendant of Albert and John Burlingame, who settled
in Connecticut in 1784. To Mr. and Mrs. Martin has been born one child, Alice Lucile.
Fraternally Mr. Martin is connected with the Masonic order, being a member of Clinton Lodge, No. 169, F. &
A. K, the Maccabees and the Sons of St. George. He also belongs to the Clinton Hook & Ladder Company, of which
he was president for several years, and the Skenandoah Club, having also been president of this organization. Mr.
Martin has always participated in political activities, and at the present time is president of the village of
Clinton. He is also president of the board of trustees of the Clinton high school, which office he has filled for
twelve years; he was justice of the peace of the town of Kirkland for eight years, which position he resigned when
elected member of the assembly from the second Oneida district, serving as a legislator for three years, from 1900
to 1903. In 1901, 1902, 1905, 1906 he was deputy attorney general of the state of New York, under attorney generals
John C. Davies and Julius M. Mayer. His political views accord with the principles of the republican party, for
whose candidates he always casts his ballot. Mr. Martin is one of the progressive, public spirited citizens of
the town, who is contributing his quota toward the development of a higher sense of civic responsibility.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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