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Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Whitmell Pugh Martin

Whitmell Pugh Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
January 13, 2018
1. Whitmell Pugh Martin Marker
Inscription.  Whitmell Martin, a native of Assumption Parish, was initially a chemist who studied and practiced law. After he served as superintendent of Lafourche Parish schools from 1894-1900, he was a District Attorney and eventually Judge for the 20th Judicial District of Louisiana. In 1914, Martin was elected as Representative from Louisiana's Third Congressional District, serving in Congress until his death in 1929. Martin at first was a "Bull Moose" Progressive, winning despite the long fealty to the Democratic Party voters in the District. When he sought re-election in 1918, he changed affiliations to the Democratic Party, and still his constituents chose him. Martin also was a member of the Houma Lodge of the Order of Masons.
Erected by St. John's Historic Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionGovernment & Politics.
Location. 29° 47.614′ N, 90° 49.408′ W. Marker is in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker
Whitmell Pugh Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, January 13, 2018
2. Whitmell Pugh Martin Marker
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can be reached from Jackson Street south of Seventh Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux LA 70301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archibald Mackenzie (here, next to this marker); Felix Grundy Winder (a few steps from this marker); Marcus Pennington Zills (a few steps from this marker); Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls (a few steps from this marker); Philip Sargent Armitage (a few steps from this marker); William Alexander Shaffer (a few steps from this marker); John Nelson & Andrew Jackson Donelson (a few steps from this marker); St. John's Historic Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thibodaux.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2018.

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