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Clarence Daniel Martin
Best known forGovernor

  Born06/29/1884, Cheney, Spokane County, Washington, USA
  ParentsFrank Martin, Philena Martin
  EducationCheney Normal (1903) University of Washington (1906).
  MarriagesLou Eckhart 1951
Merle L. Lewis 1944, Divorced 1946
Margaret Mulligan 07/18/1907, Washington, USA, Divorced in 1943. Three sons.
  ChildrenWilliam F. Martin, 1910. Clarence Daniel Jr. Martin, 10/23/1916. Frank Martin, 1920.
  Death08/11/1955, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
  BuriedFairmount Memorial Park, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA


  • Board of Directors. Seattle First National Bank.
  • Milling. F. M. Martin Milling Co. President and general manager.
  • City Councilmember. Cheney, Washington. 1915.
  • Mayor. Cheney. Cheney, Washington. 1928 - 1936. Clarence D. Martin was elected Washington State Governor in 1932 and continued serving as mayor until 1936. Governor Martin would return home to Cheney after the legislative session. .
  • Governor. Democrat, Washington. 1933 - 1941. 8 year(s). Elected governor in 1932 and reelected in 1936. Governor during the Great Depression. In 1933 Martin created the Columbia Basin Commission to oversee the Grand Coulee Dam project.
  • State Representative. House of Representatives. Democrat. 5th District, Washington. 1944. Appointed by County Comissioner to fill a vacancy..
  • City Councilmember. Democrat. Cheney, Washington. 1950 - 1952.
Affiliations:Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks ,
Kiwanis Club,
Loyal Order of Moose,
Notes:Both Washington and Oregon had a Governor Martin in the late 1930s. Washington State University's Martin Stadium is named after Clarence Martin.



Birth year varies, 1884 determined by grave marker.