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Noah Martin

Noah Martin
23rd Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 3, 1852 – June 8, 1854
Preceded by Samuel Dinsmoor, Jr.
Succeeded by Nathaniel B. Baker
Personal details
Born July 26, 1801
Epsom, New Hampshire
Died May 28, 1863(1863-05-28) (aged 61)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Jane Woodbury
Profession Doctor

Noah Martin (July 26, 1801 – May 28, 1863) was a New Hampshire businessman and politician who served as Governor from 1852 to 1854.


Noah Martin was born in Epsom, New Hampshire on July 26, 1801, the son of shoemaker Samuel Martin and Sally (Cochrane) Martin. He apprenticed under Pembroke and Deerfield doctors before attending Dartmouth Medical College. He graduated in 1824, and began his medical practice in Somersworth. He later practiced in Pembroke, and then settled in Dover.

In 1825, Martin married Mary Jane Woodbury, the daughter of Dr. Robert Woodbury of Barrington. They were the parents of two daughters, Elizabeth A. and Caroline M.

Martin served as a State Representative in 1830 and 1832, as a State Senator in 1835 and 1836, and in the House again in 1837.

In addition to being involved in several medical, agricultural, historical, and genealogical societies, Martin was president of the Strafford County Savings Bank (1844-1852), board of directors member of the Dover Bank (1847-1855), and board of directors member of the Strafford Bank (1860-1863).

In 1852 Martin was elected Governor of New Hampshire, the first of two from [[Dover,

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