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Martin, Ed M.

Ed M. Martin
Born 1886
Died 1960
Funeral for Ed M. Martin, executive director of the Ohio Newspaper Assn. from 1933 until 1956, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Schoedinger funeral home, 229 E. State-st.
Mr. Martin, 74, who had retired because of illness, died Sunday at his home, 4161 Kenny Rd.
He spent more than 50 years in Ohio Newspaper work and in government positions in Washington D.C.
Prior to 1933, he had held several important positions in Washington. He had served as secretary to the late U. S. Senator Simeon D. Fess; special assistant to Postmaster General Walter Brown; journal clerk and tally clerk in the U. S. House of Representatives, and secretary to five different congressmen.
He had handled publicity for several political candidates in Ohio and for several national Republican campaigns and conventions.
He had charge of the Congressional campaign in Ohio in 1918 in which Republicans where elected in all of the 22 districts.
He did publicity for Sen. Warren G. Harding in his campaign for the Presidency; had charge of the voting in the 1920 Republican National Convention; and managed President Herbert Hoover's Ohio Campaign in 1932.
A native of Caldwell, Ohio, Mr. Martin, before going to Washington in 1913, had edited or published several local or rural weekly newspapers.
He had edited the Monroe County Republican, semi-weekly at Woodsfield, the Bellaire Independent and published the Beverly Dispatch.
He had been secretary of the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce and represented mining interests during Ohio General Assembly.
As a youth, he was a newspaperboy and apprentice printer on his father's Noble County newspaper.
He was a graduate of Marietta College and the National Law School, Washington, D. C.
Surviving are his wife, Molly; daughter, Mrs. Virginia DeCastle, Santa Barbara, Calif.; two sons, Dr. Eugene M. Martin, New York City, and David K. Martin, Cleveland, and two brothers, Don K. and Samuel L. Martin, Columbus.
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