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Edward T. Martin

Edward T. Martin
Massachusetts Attorney General
In office
1967–1967
Governor John A. Volpe
Appointed by John A. Volpe
Preceded by Edward W. Brooke
Succeeded by Elliot Richardson
Personal details
Profession Lawyer
To be distinguished from Edward T. Martin, Lampasas, Texas, author of Jesus' Lost Years in India 2008

Edward T. Martin ( ) was an American attorney who served briefly as Attorney General of Massachusetts. In January 1967 Martin was appointed Attorney General by Massachusetts Governor John A. Volpe after Edward W. Brooke resigned to serve in the U.S. Senate. He served for only a few weeks until Elliot L. Richardson, who had been elected in November 1966, was inaugurated. Richardson had not wanted to be appointed early because during the election campaign, he had made some charges against his opponent, Francis X. Bellotti and asked the Attorney General's office to investigate them. The investigation was not yet complete when Brooke resigned to take the Senate seat to which he had been elected, so Martin, who had been an assistant Attorney General under Brooke, was appointed instead. The investigation was not quite complete when Richardson took office, so Richardson isolated himself from the investigation, which eventually cleared Bellotti of any wrongdoing.

Martin in 1972 was serving as a judge in the Massachusetts Probate Court.[1]

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